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Old 09-03-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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I've seen them, but no one i know has made one.

Basically, our garage and our back patio flood every time it rains. It starts by pooling on the patio, and then slowly seeps under the back door and part of the wall which faces the patio. In the long run, I am going to replace the door and part of the wall. In the long run we're also going to put a roof over the patio. Because of various reasons we can't do anything of those things right now.
What we want to do is make a concrete hump, close to the door and wall so when the patio floods the garage doesn't. Has anyone else done this before? Any advise? Everyone I've talked to about it has said "oh, that's a great idea" but hasn't done it before...

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Are you going to put this concrete on top of other concrete?

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The back patio is brick, but I unfortunately have no idea what kind. But we would be putting it on top of that.
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Post a picture of the situation.
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a good option.
http://www.google.com/products/catal...CAcQ8wIwADgA#p

It would have to be terminated at one end.

Take a look at the first color photo here:
http://www.drycretewp.com/services_ewc.html
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a good option.
http://www.google.com/products/catal...CAcQ8wIwADgA#p

It would have to be terminated at one end.

Take a look at the first color photo here:
http://www.drycretewp.com/services_ewc.html
I agree with this, I can see all kinds of problems with putting in a "speed" bump. I'd go with a trench drain.
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Why is the water draining towards your house? Seems like this should be the first thing to diagnose. Armed with that data then you can decide on an action plan.

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