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    Default Level off concrete

    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.

    Thanks

    Tye

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    That's SIR!!......Not CUR Ivan in Oz's Avatar
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    You might consider Tiles or Pavers in Mortar with Minimum thickness away from the House
    and thicken the Mortar closer to the house
    You choose the fall which looks good/
    works/
    is appropriate/
    what ever:confused:

    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
    Navvi

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    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?
    Cheers
    Justine

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    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.

    John

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    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

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    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.
    Regards Bazza

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