poor slope on concrete slab


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Old 05-03-03, 09:12 AM
mulemann
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poor slope on concrete slab

I have a concrete slab that was poured with reverse slope causing water to flow back to house rather than away from it. It is 4" thick and monolithically attached to the adjacent garage floor slab so cutting and removing would be difficult. Can I install brick pavers or slate stone over a thick mortar bed built up enough allow me to re-set the grade to slope away from the house? We live in NE NC where the winters get down to approx. 10F, but seldom, and freeze/thaw would be a problem. If this is feasible, how thick should the mortar bed be? After the new surface is sloped far enough away from the house and the bed gets thinner, can I switch to thin set tile mortar?
 
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Old 05-03-03, 06:32 PM
pmgca
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Hi,

Yes, you can. You just need to care about the new level of the floor.
Be sure that you'll be able to open the doors.

See some interestings discussions we had at this Forum

http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...hreadid=127099
http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...hreadid=129987
http://forum.doityourself.com/showth...hreadid=124788

Good luck!
 
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Old 05-05-03, 08:40 AM
mulemann
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Patricia, thanks for the reply. I read the other threads that you suggested. As the mortar bed gets thinner as I move away from the wall [this is an exterior pad], I will have to switch to thin set mortar. Will I have problems with freeze/thaw with the thin masonry mortar and/or thinset?
 
 

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