New concrete or not

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  1. Oct 24, 2018 #1

    Frank

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    I have a sloped concrete drive that enters into the garage/shop. I got the house and it's been abandoned for a long time but I am having a few issues.

    I went to put anchor bolts in and it's not lining up level and if I do get it level, the garage is on the edge (actually hanging over the concrete).
    See that gap. It's shifting more and more away from the garage PhotoPictureResizer_181024_153949159-1304x2312.jpg PhotoPictureResizer_181024_153912352-1304x2312.jpg PhotoPictureResizer_181024_153949159-1304x2312.jpg

    I'm wondering.... Should I remove that sloped concrete and use new concrete with small rebar squares or what. I'm a noob at all levels on construction but dont have cash to pay people.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2018 #2

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    1st you need to find out if the opposing wall is out of plumb proportionate to the wall in the photo. If its plumb then its how the building was built, so just anchor it in place, because extending the slab that few inches will be costly by comparison.
     
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    Neal,bi haven't forgot about emailing you brother. I took pics and need to send them to you (foundation).

    I couldn't find my 4ft level but I'll keep looking.

    Man this is what happens when you have an old house that was neglected for 20 years plus
     
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    Concrete often gets away on people, I would suspect this was built like it is.
     
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    So how do I fix it?

    Do I tear out the old concrete that's budded up next to the foundation and drill holes for rebar or what?

    I have a feeling that the dirt between the concrete is going to push that concrete further away from my garage overtime.
     
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    They leave a gap between the slab and the building so the slab out side can float when it freezes and moves, the problem come from that space being filled with what ever that holds water so when it freezes it pushes the slap sideways and further out. So it is a water management problem not a concrete problem.
    The cord in the video is not likely big enough, wrap it in pipe insulation to the right size.
     
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    When you say "cord" are you referring to the backerod?
     
  9. Oct 25, 2018 #9

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    Yes..................
     

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