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1-Easy Solution to Sludge, Snow, Mud

1-Easy Solution to Sludge, Snow, Mud
Sealing your garage floor is an easy solution to sludge, snow, and mud.

Many Montrose Colorado residents commute to the mountains or participate in snow sport activities during the winter. Driving on the mountain roads of Montrose Colorado after a snowstorm can freeze moisture and mud underneath your vehicle. The accumulated sludge then drops all over your garage floor after thawing, leaving a muddy garage floor that’s hard to clean.

Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Prepare the Area: Measure your garage floor square footage to calculate how much sealant you’ll need. Remove all stored items out of the garage for a free and clear working space. Lastly, you’ll want to prepare the concrete by pressure washing the concrete floor and allowing ample time for the moisture to dry. You may need to de-grease oil stains using a citrus product like goo-gone or kitty litter to soak up spots.
  1. Choose your product: Use a 2-part epoxy or a concrete paint to seal the pores on your concrete floor. This will provide an easy sweep away surface for the winter highway sludge that falls off your vehicles. Be aware that concrete paints don’t last as long as epoxies, which tend to last longer and provide a harder surface than paints. Epoxies are venerable to UV sunlight though, which can damage the product and compromise the effectiveness of the sealed surface.

Make sure you choose a product that comes with granular chips. The chips sprinkle onto the paint or epoxy, providing texture to the surface for grip while walking and driving inside the garage.

  1. Application: After cleaning and allowing the surface to dry, use a paint roller to apply the sealant, while incorporating a hand paint brush for the detailed edges of the garage or other tight areas. Follow the drying time and application temperature range provided on the product label to ensure proper curing.


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Diana Atha

Diana Atha is a seasoned agent in the Montrose, Colorado real estate industry. She has served within the Montrose professional market since 2006 and is part of Keller Williams Colorado West Realty. Diana has extensive experience as a real estate agent and is naturally gifted in customer service. She has passed on this knowledge and mentored rising stars in the Atha Team. Diana and her team have achieved many awards serving as buyer's and seller's agents in Montrose, Ridgway and Ouray. “Top Residential Sales Team” in 2017 “Top Residential Sales Team” in 2016 “Top Listings” and “Top Producer” in 2016 “Top Residential Sales Team” in 2015 “Realtor of the Year” in 2013 Recognition for ranking 3rd in real estate sales volume in 2013 Diana has served as a volunteer in many different aspects of the community throughout her over 25 years of Montrose residency. Growing up, Diana was modeled in the discipline of servant leadership. Her father, Rick Weaver of Del-Mont Consultants and Samaritans Aviation, included Diana in many community projects serving the needy. As Diana grew older, she traveled to Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Hungry, Romania, and Japan to help serve others in a Christian Humanitarian context. Diana now volunteers her time at the Magic Circle Theatre, Grace Community Church, Rotary International – Montrose CO, and served on the Board of Directors for the Montrose Association of Realtors. Diana is married to Ian Atha the Listing Specialist for the Atha Team and happily resides in Montrose Colorado.

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