Asphalt crowns by garage floor


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Old 07-06-16, 11:08 PM
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Question Asphalt crowns by garage floor

I have a new home where the asphalt crowns about 4 inches from the garage cement floor. The crown is ~1/4-3/8" and when it rains, the crown creates a dam and water gets under the garage door. It also puddles up against the wood frame and I can tell this will be a future wood rot problem.

Any suggestions on how to reduce the crown (~8-10' in length)?

Can it be heated and flattened or ground down?

I was also thinking of heating with a blow torch and creating depressions for water to flow

Appreciate the help
 
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Old 07-07-16, 03:41 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

How new is the home? If less than 1 yr you might be able to get the builder to fix it as they are generally required to warrant everything for 1yr.

pics could be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Old 07-07-16, 03:55 AM
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Is crowning because if freezing weather? If so the best you can do is dig it out and put a new base in that area for proper drainage then cold patch it. It's not the best fix but it is an inexpensive fix. It should last at least a couple years.
 
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Old 07-07-16, 04:53 AM
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Sometimes you need a trench drain if the driveway sloops toward the garage.
Residential Driveway Drain Trench Drain on Trench Drain Supply
 
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Old 07-07-16, 06:52 AM
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Thanks marksr - Unfortunately the house is over the year period and contractor is out of business (retired). We had other issues with the house that forced us to court but missed this one
 
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Thanks Norm201 - Discovered it a week ago during beautiful 75deg day. This is a vacation home so did not notice in the winter. I expect it only happens when we get a E/SE storm where the rain/snow will blow up against the door. Most of our rain comes from the S/SW. Definitely looking for he inexpensive fix
 
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Old 07-07-16, 06:58 AM
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Thanks joecaption - I was hoping to avoid major cutting out of the asphalt but expect this is the best solution long term. Thanks for the link
 
 

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