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ohman 11-19-2012 02:42 AM

Garage door area rain water backing up issue
 
Hi all, thanks for lending me your helping hands again...

Here is a photo.

http://s8.postimage.org/3zkqghuwh/20121117_214131.jpg

and

http://s10.postimage.org/t09m1by2d/20121117_212620.jpg
(click on these pictures to zoom in)

As you can see, at our garage door area, every time when it's raining, there will be a big puddle forming, as the water can NOT effectively go into the drain. It gets worse if there are some leaves blocking the drain. Is there any good solution to solve this problem? Many thanks!

joecaption 11-19-2012 07:27 AM

You have the perfect storm to make sure you get the max. amount of water into that garage.
That driveway needs to be regraded and or a trench drain sysem installed that goes across the whole lenght of the aprin.
http://www.ndspro.com/drainage-syste...gory-overview/

That drain you have now is all but useless.

pwgsx 11-19-2012 11:43 AM

cut a floor train inside the garage and tie into the one that is not getting any water.

Bondo 11-19-2012 05:28 PM

Ayuh,.... I think I'd saw cut it, 'n trench drain it, Outside, usin' the drain that's already there....

Full stretch like Joe said...

ohman 11-19-2012 05:43 PM

That's a great idea to saw cut it and trench drain it. Thanks guys! By the way, what type of concrete saw or tools do I need to do that, and would I be able to rent such tools from local home center (in case they are expensive to buy them)? Thanks!

joecaption 11-19-2012 05:48 PM

Need one like this to cut deep enough and a jack hammer.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...t=concrete+saw

Rent to small a hammer and you'll be there all day trying to break out the center of the two cuts.


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