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Old 11-19-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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I live in Minnesota and during the winter I bring in a lot of snow and slush on my vehicles. It melts and rather than flowing out of the garage door it stays in a dip in the concrete which runs parallel with the garage door. I am contimplating putting some holes in the cement to allow the water to drain into the sandy soil under the garage floor. Our entire lot is very sandy soil. Can anyone tell me why that wouldn't work?
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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Last thing you need to do.
Just a few reasons, rising moisture causing paint to bubble off.
When it freezes it will cause the slab to lift and crack.
Under mining the slab causing it to sag and crack.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:48 PM   #3
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Get a floor squeegee,push the water to the drain,if you have one,or push it outside.
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My other thought is to put a trench drain in. I would cut a section of concrete out, 4 by 8, and push a two inch pvc drain pipe through the block wall through the sand to the drain. That would be a summer job and I don't have the proble m in the summer.
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That's what I do now. A couple times a day.
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some sort of drain is good. I remember having this discussion in the past, and people say to pitch the slab towards the overhead door opening. I have always thought this would cause the door to freeze shut.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:42 PM   #7
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In minnesota it is quite common to tilt the floor towards the garage door and this is my third Minnesota home. I didn't have tis problem at the other two and I suspect those floors where tilted.
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