If you are ready to sell your home, it is important to ensure the property is ready to list before you put it on the market. If you are like most homeowners, you paint and clean, then take pictures and create your listing. But what about your interior concrete surfaces? Many times, areas like concrete floors in the basement or garage are neglected and it can cause a delay in selling your home. By reviewing the interior of your home, any concrete repair needs can be taken care of so that your property will be ready to sell and there are no delays in offers.

Basement Areas

One of the most common areas created from concrete material is basements. Unless you have a fully finished basement, you most likely have concrete flooring and walls. These areas need to be in excellent condition for you to sell your home at top dollar.
Review this area before you list your home for any cracks, buckling or other issues. If any repair needs exist, take care of them right away. Any potential home buyer will see such problems as major issues. This can cause you to miss out on a potential bidding war or just the simple sale of your home.
When people see cracks in basement walls or buckled flooring, they might see major dollar signs when it comes to repairs, even if the issue is minor. Most people do not want to move in and have to fix any issues. They may also see the problems as a reason to believe that you do not fully care for your home, though that is of course, not the case.

Take time to repair any concrete problems in the basement so potential home buyers will only be interested in the space that this room offers and not worry about problems they see.

Garage and Other Concrete Flooring

The garage is another area where concrete can be present or even other rooms of your home may have concrete flooring. Do these areas need waterproofing? Do you see any small cracks or chips? If so, these repairs need to be provided before you list the home. Waterproofing is a great selling feature and a wonderful way to show potential home buyers that you care about your space.
It can take only a little elbow grease to waterproof the concrete floors and repair any cracks that may be present. You can even hire a concrete company to do the work for you. Just taking care of the issue now will save you time and a headache in the future.


This is another type of space that can have concrete flooring, especially if the addition was created on a patio. This additional space is a great selling feature, but the concrete needs to be in good condition. If you have a Sunroom, be sure to inspect the space before listing your home. Does the concrete need repair in any way? Even minor blemishes can be taken care of to add more value to your home.
When it comes to selling your home, be sure to review any interior concrete areas. This will help to maintain value as well as provide selling points for your property.


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Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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