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Old 03-19-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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My driveway has a slight tilt down to the garage doors and during heavy rain water gets in the garage. Nothing major just not the best situation.

Did a little searching on the web and found a system you dig into the driveway in front of the doors that allows you to channel the water away.

http://www.acousa.com/homedrain/raindrain.htm

Anybody have any experience with these?
Live in CT and was wondering about freezing and any problem supporting the weight of cars.

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Old 03-26-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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If you throw the water off to one side I've seen guys come in with comcrete cutters and put a 6" wide 1"-2" deep trench in front of the door and then you drop in a steel or aluimiun grate. You just need to have the grate before hand so you're sure of you dimensions

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Old 03-26-2009, 06:42 PM   #3
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Wait until you see a price for that trench drain!
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:58 PM   #4
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That's why I recommeded the cut. How much is that in per foot. It's got to be cheaper than that system.
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