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mookie

05:52AM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 03/18/03
2 lifetime posts
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whenever it rains my patio fills with water. Do you know what the problem could be? Or can you tell me how do I pour concrete on top of concrete to raise the patio up?

treebeard

06:20AM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 01/14/03
265 lifetime posts
When you say your patio fills with water, do you mean that the entire area fills with water to an equal depth everywhere? Or do you mean that you get a large puddle in the middle?

If it's the former, then perhaps the problem lies more with the adjacent grade than the patio. Regrading can be accomplished at much lower cost, and without the help of professionals or special equipment.

If it's the latter, then you might be looking at a replacement rather than a fix, depending on how much you're figuring on raising it. I can't think of anything that you can pour on top of an exterior slab in a thin layer that will raise the elevation, level the area to accomplish drainage, and at the same time have a satisfactory longevity before it starts to crack and spall.

rpxlpx

03:08AM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If you have #2 (a puddle in the middle) you might consider cutting a small channel in the patio to drain the water to one edge.
You can get a masonry cutting blade for a circular saw for $5.
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