Waterproofing garage floor

Old 01-06-08, 01:28 AM
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Waterproofing garage floor

We have a slight problem with water ingress from water on the driveway, seeping through cracks in the garage cement floor and through to the rental studio below.
The driveway is a couple of inches below the garage floor level, but there are several cracks in the floor that are exposed to the outside. Thus when it rains heavily, water seeps through and along these cracks, down into the room below.
What is the best remedy for this?
I thought to chisel out the cracks as much as possible an fill with a waterproof cement.
But I am not so sure this would suceed in the long run.
Maybe the only absolute method would be to remove a much larger amount of the floor, say 12 inches from the driveway and proceed from there.
Advice on best practice and best materials would be appreciated.
Old 01-06-08, 02:26 AM
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There are garage door weather strips and thresholds touted to keep water out of garage. You can search for these on the internet. Crack repair should be done.

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