out of level concrete slab.


  #1  
Old 12-24-09, 09:49 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 440
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
out of level concrete slab.

I have an asphalt driveway that leads into the garage, which has a concrete floor.
We just had new garage doors installed, and discovered that the apron (?-the concrete strip, approximately 12 inches wide that leads into the garage- the place where the garage door rests when closed) is about 1 inch out of level. it is level for most of the width of the door, but slopes in the last 18 inches, resulting in the left end of the door being 1 inch lower that the right- so either the door out of level when completely closed- which looks bad; or there is a 1 inch gap at the left side of the door0-not good in terms of weather and insect/rodent pests.
Is there a product that could be used to level this area, that could handle the weight of the car being driven into and out of the garage?
Thanks in advance for your help.
 
  #2  
Old 12-25-09, 08:00 AM
P
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,265
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Put a level on the ground & on the door. Determine which one is not level. Did the old door have the same gap? It's probably easier to adjust the door, no matter what.
 
  #3  
Old 12-26-09, 09:16 AM
D
Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 4,344
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
It sounds like the door meets the concrete for most of the way except for the last 18 inches where it drops off.
 
  #4  
Old 12-27-09, 05:44 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 440
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Originally Posted by Pulpo
Put a level on the ground & on the door. Determine which one is not level. Did the old door have the same gap? It's probably easier to adjust the door, no matter what.
The door is level, the ground is not.
The old wooden door had the same gap, but I attached a very large rubber gasket to the bottom, which sealed the gap while keeping the door level.
When we adjust te door to fill the gap, it is obviously out of level, and looks like garbage.
 
  #5  
Old 12-27-09, 05:47 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 440
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Originally Posted by drooplug
It sounds like the door meets the concrete for most of the way except for the last 18 inches where it drops off.
That's the problem. The gap ranges from 0 to about 1.5 inches.
the new doors are steel-so cutting is not a real option, and the gasket is not thick enough to fill the gap.
 
  #6  
Old 12-27-09, 06:38 PM
P
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,265
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
  #7  
Old 12-27-09, 06:41 PM
B
Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 9,460
Received 47 Upvotes on 43 Posts
Hi Mike,
I had to install a garage door where there was no slope provided, since we could not have the water running into the bay. I cut and created a 10" by 1.5" across a 12' door opening.

The trick is in the diamond blade. They are so easy to run through concrete you won't believe it. A 7" blade (
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: