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My Garage Has an Uneven Floor

An uneven floor is a common issue we run into. Especially with older garages. When your house was built and the garage floor was poured, it was level, new, and gorgeous. Some years gone by. Your garage floor is less than perfect.

Mother Nature plays a large role in helping your garage floor move out of whack. The colder months cause the ground to freeze and heave your floor. As it warms up, everything tries to return to normal. The sidewalk at my house looks more like a motocross track than a surface anyone should traverse in December or January. I digress.

When your new garage door was installed, the installers took great care to make sure the door was flush with your floor. It was seated properly to keep out the rain, snow, and wind. Now, your garage door doesn’t sit well to the floor. Mother Nature finds her way into your garage from time to time.

Before you break out the chisel and sledgehammer to try to re-level the door yourself, talk to us. You have a couple of easier options here. We can handle either for you.

We could send one of our friendly staff out to look at the issue. This is always no charge, by the way. Then, discuss these options. If your door is old, it may simply need to be upgraded to a new garage door. Our factory trained techs can install and re-seat the new door to keep the weather out.

If your door is still in good repair, we can replace the bottom seal. The factory seal that came with the door may simply need replacing. If the ebb and flow of the garage floor created a gap wider than the factory seal can effectively cover, then we go a separate route.

This is when we will break out our super deluxe fix all bottom seal to close the gap. We have products in stock to close a gap up to about 2 inches on either side of the door. We still keep your door plumb, level, and balanced.

If you’re experiencing an uneven floor, call the experts. We’ll get you fixed up straight away. Have us inspect the side and top seal while we’re there.

Your Overhead Door™ Team