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Old 01-11-2007, 01:00 PM   #1
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I got some "help" pouring my garage floor, and now there's an unintended trough (channel) running sideways to the overhead door where water collects. My original plan was to have the floor drop towards the door so water would drain out naturally - and it does - except the water that gets trapped by this low channel.
And of course the channel lines up directly with the melting snow off my tires, and carries water to the garage wall where it can do the most damage!
What will work to fill in this channel? If I try to "sand" the floor past the low spot I have a 20x30 ft area to do! Is this even possible?
Is there something which will "cap" the channel to bring it to the proper level?
I guess I'm even willing to absorb the water with something if necessary - anything designed for this?
I appreciate your input.

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:03 PM   #2
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you can purchase a product called floor leveler that you pour on. it works pretty well.

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:38 PM   #3
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buf if the floor going downward towards the door , it is not level as original design.... would floor leveler be appropriate in this case...? I would think just cement to cover the channel to make it flat with the surface and that is it...
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I guess I'm not sure how reliable putting a concrete cap on would be. It would only be about 1/2 inch think, so mightn't it crack when driven on? And how well would it adhere to the present finish (not polished - just floated)?

Is it possible to "work" the "floor leveler" once it starts to set up - in order to maintain the slight slope that I have in the floor? About 3 inches over 32 feet.

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Old 01-12-2007, 04:39 PM   #5
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I think you buy those finest concret mix which suppose to be use to patch up small holes/etc... I don't think you should use leveling concrete as you floor is not level, why use leveling concrete....
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