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M. Ready 02-21-2009 11:40 PM

Unlevel garage floor/drainage
I have a detached 24'x24' garage and the concrete is far from level. There is a drain in the center of the garage but with the concrete sloping towards the back corner melting snow/ice runs to the corner around my workbench. I tried putting a masonry blade in my circular saw and cut a groove running to the drain but the concrete was just too unlevel and the water ran the wrong direction. Any suggestions on how to improve the drainage or to stop the water from running into the corner?

Termite 02-21-2009 11:44 PM

Short of overlaying the concrete to get it to pitch toward the drain, I can't think of any way to get water to the drain.

Is the water coming from snow melting off the car, or is it coming in from outside. If it is from outside we might be able to come up with something to keep it from entering the garage.....

M. Ready 02-22-2009 01:02 AM

Its just snow/ ice melting off the car.

Mort 02-22-2009 11:52 AM

Hire a slab jacker?

Reilley 02-22-2009 04:23 PM

Floor squeegee? they work well for moving water to where you want it.

Could build it up with epoxy but that would be expensive.

M. Ready 02-22-2009 10:50 PM


Originally Posted by Mort (Post 234615)
Hire a slab jacker?

That idea had crossed my mind but dont know of anybody around here that does it. Ill have to check around. Any idea what something like that would cost?

Im half tempted to just tear this POS garage down and build a bigger and better garage. The garage isnt that old but very poorly built. :furious:

yesitsconcrete 02-23-2009 08:07 AM

just resurface the floor,,, the hardest part of the work's prepping the old conc,,, caution - imn-s-hfo, there aren't ANY mtls that'll work at the apron stores,,, call a pro const supply house & ask for polymer-modified cementitious mtl.

Mort 02-23-2009 05:23 PM

I'm not sure how much it would cost, but they advertise it being cheaper than pouring a new slab, for sidewalks and such. It can't be that bad, then.

yesitsconcrete 02-23-2009 07:07 PM

slabjackers/mudpumpers do have their place, mort, but i'd bet this isn't it compar'd to the method i suggest'd,,, we use 'em ( min chg - $500 in atl ) but you're on a string - regular callout's $1,500,,, we did have our own rig for hgwy/airport work but its o'kill for the garage,,, my method's approx $200 at the most in mtls,,, then again, its our work & we're equipp'd for it,,, stay in the truck :wink:

( actually a good suggestion, tho ! )

no habla ' bailout ' :censored:

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