First, depending on exactly what sealer was used, it may not even take it off successfully. Perhaps a test is in order for you. Using muratic acid is not rocket science. Every mason uses it nearly daily, and it's more pure form is used in your pool. The key things to remember are safety glasses, proper ventilation, and "add acid to water". Read your acid documentation. Your application probably calls for 10% acid, which for me meant adding my gallon of acid to two gallons of water. I used a 2 gallon water can with a flower water sprinkler head on it. Pour it on small areas, say 3' by 3', and scrub the acid area with a plastic brush on a LONG handle. Do not bend over near the acid with a hand held brush, as there is no way to avoid breathing the vapors. For my floor, after a couple of minutes you could visually see that the acid was spent, as when you brushed it, no futher bubbling occurred. Flush well with water. The floor should feel like medium grit sandpaper if properly done. Some areas of my garage had some type of sealant. It was easy to tell when I had not gotten through it, as despite the acid wash, the concrete was still smooth. I reapplied the acid a couple of times and it worked eventually. I would recomend a mask with an organic vapor filter, but didn't use one personally. Either way get a couple of good fans for ventillation. More input from others: * I don't like the stuff, since I ahd a very unpleasant experience when using it. I know you have to be extremely careful how you dilute it, and what sort of container you use, etc. It has a lot of contaminates in it so you need to have adequate ventilation. Probably your best bet would be to call the manufacturers, if they have an info 800# most do. Or you can check out bobvilla.com which has some really great info. on lots of "house stuff." * Muriatic Acid is also used to remove rust from steel ... and does a great job. But after the rust is gone it will continue to dissolve the basis steel, so be alert and when the rust is gone ... remove the article. Also, fumes from the acid, though you may not see at once.. will cause eventual surface rust to any steel parts in the close vacinity.
rustoleum garage floor kit.
Sounds like the muriatic acid didn't have the fresh air needed for it to evaporate. The papers I've read suggest neutralizing it (muriatic acid is a dilution of hydrochloric acid) with a baking soda mixture. Would it be possible to aerate the crawl space and add baking soda to the area?? Not sure if the rustoleum somewhat slowed down or delayed the evaporation by closing of one source of air.
One of the best ways to clean salt stains off a garage floor is with muriatic acid. Use a light solution or follow the instruction on the bottle.
The average cost of making a concrete garage depend greatly on the size of the garage, materials used, and whether you build it yourself or hire a contractor. The average cost to build a concrete garage ranges from around $13,000 for a very small garage to as much as $45,000 for a large, custom concrete garage.
To purchase a concrete sectional for a garage, visit the following online stores: Hanson Concrete Garages, the Post and Panel Garage, and PistonHeads. These sites specialize in concrete sectional buildings and have useful information along with products available for purchase.
What is likely to be an order of concrete carried by a truck to make a garage floor
Crushed concrete or processed fill.
12 gallons of ammonia to 1 gallon of water
Fill creacks in cement/concrete with fillers. Paint floors with epoxy garage kits. Polish existing concrete to a shine. Use a concrete stain many colors to choose from.
There are different ways to seal concrete. One way to seal concrete is to do it while the concrete is drying by applying a sealant with a paint roller. Another way is to use epoxy. Another great way is to use interlocking tile for the garage. Swisstrax has a good durable product that makes a garage looked. I would recommend the tile because it makes the garage look better and it is easy to install.www.swisstrax.com
For the most part, garage floors are made of concrete, but there are garage floors customized to be made out of a special type of wood or tile for the flooring.
So we have the same problem at our house! The crack is all the way through the garage. We are going to have to have them come in and raise part of the garage were it has sunk and then fill it in with concrete. As well you can also buy garage flooring and put that on top to make it look a lot nicer and cleaner. It is not to expensive if you get the right stuff.