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keades

02:41PM | 01/12/05
Member Since: 01/11/05
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I am having a problem with my garage floor "sweating" everytime it rains. The house is 8 years old. The floor has some kind of finish on it like a coating on it by the contractor and it is like an ice rink everytime it rains.. I need some help on the cause and solution to this problem besides busting up the concrete and reporing.

Thanks

Keith

Piffin

09:20AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
to be sure where the water comes from, tape a square of clear plastic about 2' by 2' on it with duct tape. seal edges well.

If you get the water under the plastic, it is coming up through the concrete, wicking to the surface.

If it is condensibng on top of the plastic, it is coming from the air.

The two different sources call for different solutions. Knowing your climate and terrain would also help.

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