Levelling garage floor

Postby acsimpson » Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:29 am

My garage floor is uneven. I would ideally like it to have a gently run from back to front but it currently has a few holes (about 1cm deep and a run from the door inward for the 1st quarter of the length.

At the back is a work surface with washing machine under it although I can raise the surface if required it would be extra work.

In the middle is a door with step down (currently about 25cm)

At the front the garage door has a rubber seal which meets the existing concrete and would be hard to adjust for a different height.

Can someone please advise me if there is anyway I can skim the surface of the floor to provide the run off I am looking for or if I would have to redo the whole slab?

If the only option to fix the gradient is redoing the slab I will have to live with it, in which case what would be a good product to smooth the surface before painting or other coat is applied?

Thanks in advance for all your help.
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Postby OldandGrey » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:02 am

I'm not aware of an easy answer to get you your desired finish so the best solution might just be to use a self levelling compound to fill your patches. You can purchase different types of "latex" as we (tilers) call it and I am aware that Wickes sell a variety according to the thickness you need to apply so choose carefully.
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