DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Bricks, Masonry and Concrete > concrete slabs that are not level




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-17-2008, 11:15 AM  
summerdreamer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Default concrete slabs that are not level

Hi,
Am wondering if there is anything out there that will relevel a cement slab. I have 2 slabs outside that hold water after it rains or the sprinklers go off. Hoping that I can fix it without having to pour new slabs.
Let me know what you think



__________________
summerdreamer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2008, 12:52 PM  
glennjanie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,990
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Send a message via AIM to glennjanie
Default

Hello:
You can use a concrete saw from the rental place to cut some grooves in the concrete to lead the water off to the side. The grooves will have to be at least 1/2" deep, or as deep as the water stands, and kept clear of debris. Use a wet saw to keep the dust down and make the blade last 3 - 5 times longer.
Glenn



__________________
glennjanie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2008, 05:17 PM  
inspectorD
Housebroken
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
inspectorD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Litchfield, CT
Posts: 4,072
Liked 122 Times on 102 Posts
Likes Given: 298

Default Welcome

There are companies who will pump a grout like substance under your slab to raise it to where it needs to be. One is www.a1concrete.com I believe they are all around the US.
This is only one company. Get a couple of quotes from referrals or the Yellow pages.
Stop back to tell us how you made out. Everyone would appreciate it who also has this issue. Backwards talking I am.....

__________________

Just My
Made in the

inspectorD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-19-2008, 06:08 AM  
southernelitecrete
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 15
Default there are polymer-modified,,,

cement mtls that we often use to fill ' birdbaths ' including ' feather-edging ',,, prep is MOST important however the new will not match the old's color,,, depending on your comfort level, might consider this alternative suggestion.

__________________
southernelitecrete is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Concrete porch and steps rookiepb Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 4 11-07-2008 05:10 AM
Need Advice on Filling low spot on Concrete Slab patio. DebbieG Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 4 06-03-2008 07:33 AM
Concrete work in my back yard kanetkark Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 1 05-25-2008 05:39 AM
Patch/seal a concrete seam in cold weather - how to? Quattro Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 21 01-10-2008 07:37 AM
add a non-supporting concrete "skirting" under log house Rusty Framing and Foundation 6 07-10-2006 11:36 PM