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Old 05-24-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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My house was built in 1983. I think the guys that poured the streets also poured our slab. The garage floor is very uneven. I am not talking about sloping towards the door. It is uneven all over.

Note: I bought it in 1987. I didn't notice the uneven floor back then and I didn't have the tools I do now.

I am guessing they finished it with a broom.

I have several mobile tool carts for my planer, miter saw, router table, etc. It is virtually impossible to find a spot to set them up where they don't wobble because one wheel is a 1/4 inch off the floor! I have to shim at least one wheel every time.

This is a one car garage. Is there any way to repair the floor surface so it is smoother and more even?

Advice and suggestions appreciated.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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Oh, you are going to enjoy that saw----

One of the concrete guys will be along---there are products available----

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Old 05-27-2013, 12:40 AM   #3
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You could try this product.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_300865-286-124951_0__

QUIKRETE 50 Lbs. Self Leveling Floor Resurfacer
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You could rent a grinder to get it down to even, but personally would be better to just use self leveling high PSI leveling resurfacer. A 50 gallon Rubbermaid trash container will work great to allow you to mix then pour the compound.

Really you do need to start off, by taking a laser and finding out how out of level the floor is, by placing the level in the very center of the garage space, and where the light hits the curb for the foundation, strike a line with a chalk line, so that you know where to go with the compound.
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i see (idk wht they are called) screw stabilizers(?) right next to the casters. get used to using those, and be done with it.
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+1

If it is just for the saw, grind it smooth in those locations and use the adjustable screw down casters.
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Thanks for the replies and ideas. All of my power tools are on stands with casters. Looks like it will be easier to add/ or build some leg levelers for each cart.
The band saw, cabinet saw and work bench are all level via their mobile carts. I built the work bench with 5/8" nuts imbedded in the legs with adjustable bolts. That worked great.

The other carts - planer/oscillating sander and the sliding compound miter saw just wobble around until I shim the low spot.
Not a day goes by that I don't think about that uneven floor.

Looks like I need to invest in a few of these.

Thanks again for the help.
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That link should do the trick.

Might be a bit labor intensive each time but depending on how much you are moving it, shouldn't be an issue.
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have the same problem in our garage - the floors 1 1/2" lower in the right rear than the front,,, therefore when nagzilla parks her wet car inside ( rather than letting the wet undercarriage drain off OUTSIDE as i've repeatedly asked ), the drippings all run to the adjoining family room's sole plate where they magically transform into termite appetizers

wish i could use levelers - GREAT IDEA we'll have to raise the floor from 1 1/2" down to 2" high,,, what a pita that's going to be - not difficult but will take 3days out of the golf schedule
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