||02-09-2009 03:54 PM
Help: Garage door meeting uneven concrete pad
My garage floor is pretty uneven where the garage door meets it. In the middle of the door, it hits the floor fine, but on either end, the ground slopes down. This basically creates two triangular gaps on either end. Starting from the edge, the gap is about 2.5inches and it takes roughly 2.5 feet until the floor is level with the center. Naturally, the gaps are well traveled by the local mice hordes and I have become the angel of death armed with glue traps. This is not fun and some of them seem pretty adept at avoiding them now.
I have tried many poorly rigged solutions that have all failed miserably. At this point, I am ready to do what it takes to solve the problem right and (hopefully) forever.
I'm assuming that I will probably need to use some kind of concrete patch material to "shore up" the gaps, but I am not really sure the best product to use or the best application method for my situation. Currently, there is a layer of paint over the concrete, so I imagine that will need to come off before I put down the patch - any advice on the easiest way to prep the surface and patch would be greatly appreciated.
Also, I am open to other "out of the box" solutions.