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Old 11-12-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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cement porch retaining water

I have a porch with a cement top over brick edges. I believe the brick which is in a square is hollow with the cement top.

The problem I have is the cement top retains water. I know it needs leveling but the water doen't dry up very fast when it rains. My drive way which is also cement dries up very fast.

Is the problem because the cement on the porch does not touch the ground but is hanging over air surrounded by brick walls?

If this is the problem what can I do to correct it?


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Old 11-12-2007, 04:49 PM   #2
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cement porch retaining water

Driveway is flat and pitched properly so water doesn't stand. Porch isn't. You can use a leveling masonary product, just be aware it will not match the rest of the porch in color.


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