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4th Jul 2006, 03:45 PM
i have a problem with a concrete entrance which slopes towards the the house so when it rains the front door area turns into a lake.
How can i get this to slope away and retain a decent look.
The floor is bare concrete approx 20 yrs old.
Ivan in Oz
4th Jul 2006, 03:55 PM
You might consider Tiles or Pavers in Mortar with Minimum thickness away from the House
and thicken the Mortar closer to the house:o
You choose the fall which looks good/
I had a similar LAKE [That's when it did Rain, once apon a Time in the West] at the Front door steps.
I put in a Concrete "Patio" 4' X 8'......Works a dream:cool:
4th Jul 2006, 08:48 PM
If it's going to be really hard to take out the concrete slab, what about sawing a segment through near the bottom 100mm wide, and running a cutoff drain through it?
4th Jul 2006, 09:11 PM
Depending on the volume of water coming through you could try a groove about 12mm deep and wide running off to the side, it might just divert enough water to make it bearable. Simple but often effective it does a similar job to a ruled line put in when the concrete is wet.
31st Jul 2006, 01:23 PM
We will be using large exterior tiles now.
but there is at least 50mm to make up.
Do we fill it full of glue? or a cement/sand mix then glue
31st Jul 2006, 01:50 PM
I would scabble the concrete and use a sand and cement mix with something like boncrete in it. But I think the drain would be a better option using one of those PVC drain channels with a PVC grate in it.
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