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smawgunner 01-22-2011 10:18 AM

Sinking garage floor
 
My unattached 1 car garage floor has cracked and sunk in the middle. So each side slopes toward the middle at a difference in elevation of approximately 5 inches. Can this be saved by pumping in concrete to lift it up, or does this sound like the whole thing needs repoured? The garage door has a 5 inch gap because of it. Haven't had an estimate yet....wondering what the cost would be.

anesthes 01-22-2011 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by smawgunner (Post 575547)
My unattached 1 car garage floor has cracked and sunk in the middle. So each side slopes toward the middle at a difference in elevation of approximately 5 inches. Can this be saved by pumping in concrete to lift it up, or does this sound like the whole thing needs repoured? The garage door has a 5 inch gap because of it. Haven't had an estimate yet....wondering what the cost would be.

Sounds like you are in trouble. What size garage?

-- Joe

smawgunner 01-22-2011 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by anesthes (Post 575555)
Sounds like you are in trouble. What size garage?

-- Joe

It's 14 x about 24.

firehawkmph 01-22-2011 11:40 AM

I would look into tearing it out and seeing why it sunk so much and fix the problem before the new concrete is installed. Could be bad base originally settled, maybe a drain either in the garage or outside has gone bad letting water erode the base. Best to find out.
Mike Hawkins:)

jomama45 01-23-2011 07:00 PM

Mud jacking could certainly be an option here. I would suggest calling for a few quotes to verify that it's possible, and then obviously you'll also get a precise estimate of cost.


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