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    Hi All,

    I have an issue with my garage slab which i was hoping someone can help me with..

    I have a double car garage which has a door on the side of the garage which enters to the house.

    The garage has a slight fall towards this door and when i park the cars inside the garage when they are wet, all the water falls toward the entry door, making it extremely slippery when entering the garage from the house.

    Is there anyway which i can apply another think <10mm or so coat of something ontop of the slab which will level out the floor (not sure about self level - have never used it) and that will no crack/crumble under the weight of the cars.

    Any ideas and/or advice?

    Cheers

    Paul.

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    Anti-slip paint ? Havn't used this exact stuff. They have a clear one if desired.

    Coatings - Anti-Slip Paint

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    I have seen Anti-Slip paint at bunnings, i was hoping to put somehting onto of the exiting slab that would stop the water from pooling at the door... not sure if self-leveling stuff will do the trick..

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    Call the tech line at Ardex. It won't be a cheap solution, however.

    http://www.ardexaustralia.com/
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    Grind it? would that be an option? Could even grind a channel to drain water somewhere else.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse View Post
    Grind it? would that be an option? Could even grind a channel to drain water somewhere else.

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    just grind/ cut a channel at an angle from a high to low point away from the door. Can be done by hiring if you don't have grinder or an el cheapo Ozito or Aldi etc 125mm grinder will do the job.

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    My concreters poured my garage slab in the rain which resulted in the slab surface being damaged. I made them come back and fix it. they ground the flakey bits off and poured about 20 bags of Ardex K200 over it. The result is a dead flat workshop floor which I'm very happy with. I hate to think how much it cost them tho. A lot more than a roll of poly to cover the concrete when it starting raining I reckon!

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