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Old 05-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Hello,
I have an unattached one car garage on a home I just purchased.
My garage slab is newer and bc of this sits about an inch or so above my cement driveway!!:/ the height dif makes it uneasy to pull into garage entrance. I am looking for any help as to repairing this with out "pumping" driveway up or repouring the slab....

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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I bought a new home and that's the way they built it. Maybe 1.5 inches, actually.







Doesn't answer your question, though. You can get a concrete "turbo" circular saw blade for your circular saw. About $25. Draw yourself a good chalk line, set the blade about one inch deep and to 45 degrees, and in 5 minutes you are done.

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It is suppose to be like that,it keeps the rain water out.
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I'm with Ravenwood on this one. Without it there's going to be water inside the garage every time it rains.
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hello,
Thank you for the responses. The problem is there is a definite height difference between the slab of the garage and the driveway. It isnt a gradual slope, it is more like a "mini" step-down. I have to correct it to gain my certificate of occupancy because it constitutes a "trip hazard" per: the inspector. I am trying to avoid "mud jacking" or anything of the like just yet.
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Make him prove it in a code book.
I've never once seen a garage without that hump except some DIY pored slabs that fill up with water everytime it rains.

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well do any of you know how to post a picture?? I have one on here but dont have a url for it
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I've heard more whining about the lip on the garage slab than anyone should have to endure in a lifetime.

An inch and a half is perfect.

Don't tell me what's next-you have to step up to get in the house?
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An inch and a half is perfect.
The width of a 2x4 exactly,at least that's how it's done around here.
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Hello,
I have an unattached one car garage on a home I just purchased.
My garage slab is newer and bc of this sits about an inch or so above my cement driveway!!:/ the height dif makes it uneasy to pull into garage entrance. I am looking for any help as to repairing this with out "pumping" driveway up or repouring the slab....

Thank you ,
Jeff

Is this a new home?,if so the builder is the one that has to get a CO where i live.
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my 5y/o garage doesn't have that. and I AM GLAD it doesn't !

i was going to go take a pic. but my junk batteries are dead again
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oh. and it doesn't leak any water. and i don't even have a gutter, yet.
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it is a beautifull day outside today !

oh. the entrance door. that has a lip and a threshhold. i want to lower that as it is too high.
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hello,
Thank you for the responses. The problem is there is a definite height difference between the slab of the garage and the driveway. It isnt a gradual slope, it is more like a "mini" step-down. I have to correct it to gain my certificate of occupancy because it constitutes a "trip hazard" per: the inspector. I am trying to avoid "mud jacking" or anything of the like just yet.
Mudjacking certainly would be a good approach for a long-term solution.

For something cheaper & more temporary, you could "rip" a pressure treated 2x6 on a long angle from 0" to 1" or so, and place it against the garage slab. I can't think of any easy cementitious patch that would hold very long either.

As for the formed ledge as shown in post 2, it's certainly not a common practice here. The last 12" or so of floor is simply pitched more aggressively than the rest of the floor, and it generally is more than sufficient.
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Any garage without this lip is wrong. Iv done many repair jobs where the concrete guys pour the driveway level with the existing garage slab and water blows in and creates problems. The i have to demo a large section of driveway and re-pour it up to the garage slab and 1" or so lower hoping i can still maintain a down slope. Sometime the entire driveway has to be redone because of this. Unfortunately for you, this is the correct way. Perhaps use a grinder to smooth the sharp edge off and make it a little easier to roll over.

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