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Our new (to us) home has a low spot where water collects rather than draining out the opening. From the picture you can see it's just to the side of the front-left side of my wife's car. Can this area be leveled with the stuff you can get at a big-lot store, or is this something that requires new concrete for that area? My concern with the leveling stuff is getting the pitch right so the drainage is correct.

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Self leveling compounds are to soft to be used as a finished floor--it is intended for use under tile or carpet.

What will work is 'feather finish' a cement based product that can be applied in a very thin coat, using a trowel.
 

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I'd be wondering where this water is coming from.
Since it's an outside wall is the grade to high and it's coming in under the wall?
Got a picture of the outside wall in that area?
 

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I can see it's an outside wall, but I can also see where there's staining along the outside wall and around the cracks in the floor, leading me to think some of the issue is coming from outside or from under the floor.
 

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If you get that low spot filled, another may appear. You may end up chasing low spots all around your garage, so examine it closely before you begin.
Ayuh,.... Same problem I have fixin' blacktop driveways,....

Ya shim up a low spot, 'n the puddle moves up-hill,...

Cuttin' through the dam, lettin' the water flow, works much better where ever possible,....
 

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Self leveling compounds are to soft to be used as a finished floor--it is intended for use under tile or carpet.

What will work is 'feather finish' a cement based product that can be applied in a very thin coat, using a trowel.
There are exterior and higher PSI leveling compounds that are rated for this type of application. They are not available at the big box stores, but a concrete/building materials specialist will have access to them.

Probably should have been more specific in my recommendations.
 

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There are exterior and higher PSI Tleveling compounds that are rated for this type of application. They are not available at the big box stores, but a concrete/building materials specialist will have access to them.

Probably should have been more specific in my recommendations.


I'll have to do some research--I learned something new.

The only self leveling compounds I have used are rather soft---a hard surfaced self leveler would have a lot of uses---
 

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If you don't have a floor drain, It will be hard to get the water to drain to where you want it to go. I just have a squeegee hanging on the wall. Any excess water gets squeegeed out the door
 

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I'll have to do some research--I learned something new.

The only self leveling compounds I have used are rather soft---a hard surfaced self leveler would have a lot of uses---
You are mostly right though Mike. I should have been more specific in my recommendation because 99% of the folks are going to think of those pour out applications at the big box stores and you are 100% right that they aren't applicable here.
 
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