Your garage never really gets the credit it deserves. Sure, it’s a place where you store your vehicles, but it’s much more than that. It’s everything from a makeshift party area to extra storage space.

Because your garage sees so much wear and tear, you’ll need to pay close attention to the status of your garage slab and masonry. While concrete can last for decades, it may be time to give your garage a little extra love.

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But, how can you know when it’s time to finally replace that old garage slab with a brand new one? Read on, we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

Your Current Garage Slab May Not Be Up To Code

When we hear the phrase “building codes,” the only things that tend to pop into our minds are things like fire escapes, windows, and other safety precautions.

But, did you know that there are certain guidelines for garages? It’s true, and they’ve changed within the last few years. Here’s everything you’ll need to keep up with to make sure your garage is up to code.

If it isn’t up to code, you may have to pay some pretty hefty fines. Go through the checklist, and don’t forget to consult your local zoning board. If you just moved to the Milwaukee area, you shouldn’t be penalized for someone else not following guidelines.

You’re Seeing Cracks And Chips In The Foundation

There are tons of reasons that your garage slab may be chipping or cracking. For instance, there’s always the chance that it’s just old.

Concrete is remarkably durable, but after a few decades, it loses its luster and strength. If your garage is over 50 years old, it isn’t uncommon to experience cracks in the concrete.

Of course, sometimes it can be chalked up to poor craftsmanship. Perhaps you didn’t hire the right company and now you’re paying the price for a cheap concrete pour.

You Want to Renovate Your Home

Perhaps none of the above fits and you’re simply looking to spruce up your home a bit.

Let’s say you’re wanting to set up a workshop in your garage. You already have all of your tools picked out, as well as the perfect workbench. But, when winter rolls around, it gets so cold in your garage! A new slab can offer better heating and insulation to keep you warmer while you do the things you love.

You’re Looking To Add Value To Your Home

If you’re looking to sell your home, a new garage slab is a strong investment. Your basic garage can add around $20,000 of value to your home!

To add even more value, go above and beyond with your new slab. Use only the best concrete and ask how you can future-proof your garage. It’ll save you money and add value to your home!

Let Us Help

Whether you’re looking at building a brand new garage from scratch or just want to renovate your current one, we’d love to help. Our customer satisfaction is unlike any other, and we’re confident you’ll understand why.

Get in touch with JBS Construction today to see how we can give you a better home for less.