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dwillis 04-18-2009 11:07 AM

had garage door installed and concrete is unlevel!Help
 
I just bought me home and it initally had a single carport on it.I had it extended and enclose into a two car garage.I kinda left it up to the guy doing the addition to look for any issues but,he overlooked the unlevel floor(or didn't tell me).The concrete was already there as just a parking area so I hed to have no concrete work done.I didn't have a Rollup door installe immediatly just because of lack of funds.Well ist a while later now and I had this nice door installed and,well there is a bit of a gap on one side under the door where the existing floor was sloped....the gap is probably 3-4".
I know the "correct" way is to tear the floor out,but I really cant afford that at this point with other expenses..so what options do I have.the door guys said they couldn't compensate for the gap.
any help is appreciated and I can post pics if I need to..Thank you

JazMan 04-18-2009 01:01 PM

Well sure, there is way to compensate that much. WOW. No one noticed it was that far off? does that mean the garage is tilting too?

Cut the concrete at the apron area of the door. No neec to repace all the concrete if you don't mind a step.

Jaz

dwillis 04-18-2009 03:15 PM

naa the garage is level.but the guy doin the addition failed to tell me about the slight level issue...I guess I didn't pay close enough attention

and thanks

clasact 04-19-2009 06:14 AM

depending on what kind of door you have you can scribe(sp) the bottem panel while the door is closed then take that one off and cut it level reattech the bottem plate and the rubber strip to cover and make it look even.that a pretty large gep though .Another thought might be to get some self leveling cement if the area is not to much and feather it back

yesitsconcrete 04-19-2009 02:40 PM

i vote for conc leveling but that's our work & we know how to do it quickly & profitably,,, cutting a garage door seems wrong to me UNLESS you've a spare 12" above the lintel & can afford to call the garage door folks back when it fails.

then again, its not my house ! :(

Maintenance 6 04-20-2009 12:56 PM

I wouldn't scribe and cut the door. The door will bind in the tracks if you try to make it drop another 3-4 inches lower. I would scribe a 2x4 to match the gap and bolt it to the bottom of the existing door. Place the rubber seal on the added piece. You'd need to be really careful cutting the concrete and pouring an apron. One side would need to be 3-4 lower than your framing, or the other end would need to be 3-4 inches higher. either way, you need to make sure that the garage door track is resting at the point where the door will stop.

Ron6519 04-20-2009 05:36 PM

"The concrete was already there as just a parking area so I hed to have no concrete work done"
You cannot go from a carport to a 2 car garage and have no concrete work done.
Well, you can't do it that way correctly. You basically built a structure on a slab with no foundation. As time goes by, the garage door will be the least of your problems.
Ron

dwillis 04-20-2009 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 263058)
"The concrete was already there as just a parking area so I hed to have no concrete work done"
You cannot go from a carport to a 2 car garage and have no concrete work done.
Well, you can't do it that way correctly. You basically built a structure on a slab with no foundation. As time goes by, the garage door will be the least of your problems.
Ron

Sorry I guess I should have mentioned that there was a foundation poured around the half that had none.I mean over half of it was already there and part of the house as a carport...only two walls had to actually be built.and the roof of course.

Scuba_Dave 04-20-2009 08:07 PM

The slope off the concrete was probably intentional to allow rain etc to run off. I was thinking 3/4"...then I re-read....woops

Best bet maybe to add a piece to the bottom of the door
Take off the bottom seal 1st, then re-install


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