07:51AM | 03/12/09
Member Since: 03/11/09
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The poured-concrete floor of our 40 year old garage has a drain in the middle of it. When our home was inspected 8 years ago at the time we purchased it, the inspector indicated that there is no way to know (short of digging up the yard) whether the drain connects to the storm sewer or not. The old driveway stopped about 6 inches short of the edge of the garage floor, with stones in the space between. Two years ago, we had a new driveway poured, and the contractor poured it right up to the edge of the garage floor. Since then, every winter during a thaw, our garage gets flooded from the drain in the floor. What should we do? My husband wants to pour concrete in the drain to close it off, but I'm afraid there's water pressure that will cause our garage floor to crack if we do that. Thanks for you help -


Jane L.


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