Water on garage/shed floor


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Old 04-28-12, 04:33 AM
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Water on garage/shed floor

Hi I have a problem with water accumulating on the concrete floor of my garage/shed. The shed has a metal roof and sides and was constructed on top of concrete breeze blocks. The floor is 7 - 8 inches below ground level. I have created a 12 inch wide drainage that is now below the bottom of the floor slab. There are no obvious leaks. Hope someone can help.

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Old 04-28-12, 01:31 PM
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Where are you located?

Could it be water condensing and dripping off the ceiling/roof? Is water blowing in when it rains?
 
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Since you did not provide your real location (only non-US), the term "breeze block" may refer to very coarse textured concrete block that are not intended to prevent water penetration.

Being 7" to 8" below grade could be the cause of the water.

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Old 04-29-12, 02:26 PM
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Hi I'm in the UK, breeze block type I've used is 7n type concrete block. There is a drainage trench around the base a further 7" below the surface of the floor slab.

I've heard about the condensation issues with metal sheds, but this is way more than condensation, 1.5 - 2 UK gallons by the time I have finished moping up.
 
 

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