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Old 07-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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Garage floor pools water

What is the best way to mitigate all the snow melt from vehicles from pooling and draing towards my utility room? We tried parking mats and they dont last more than a season or two. Can a contractor grind down the concrete to a slight grade toward the doors? A neighbor said garage drains are not allowed here.


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Old 07-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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There are several ways you can go here.

First, You can stop driving in the snow.

Second, You can drive faster so the snow doesnt stick to your vehicle (120+mph)

Third, Say F*** the city and cut joints for "Deck Drains" to give the water somewhere to go. The reason they dont want you cutting you garage slab is because it weakens the slab overall. But if you cut the vinyl drain in 1/2 (3 1/2" to 2") then you will only cut 2" into the slap. Basically, a 2"x2" section will be cut out. Drain will be inserted. Perhaps with some high strength adhesive on the bottom. VOILA.

Other then that im not sure what other options you have. Use an epoxy floor product to change the grade. Might be a better solution then the other idea. Pretty much speculating here. GL


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