View Full Version : Driveway/garage slab

dan orourke
12-03-2007, 03:13 PM

Scott Patterson
12-03-2007, 03:40 PM
The driveway is about one inch higher from the garage slab. I'm thinking that water can pond then try to enter the interior of the garage? Or do you think I'm off base and not bother to write this up?

It is also a trip hazard. It looks like water has already entered into the garage. I would say that this something to note, or you might be getting a call when the monsoon season arrives.

Jim Luttrall
12-03-2007, 03:52 PM

Jerry Peck
12-03-2007, 06:31 PM
Not only 'ditto' to Scott's stuff, but adding 'something lifted that section' (or the house settled that much).

Are you in a freeze area? Or could it just have been large tree roots?

Kevin Barre
12-03-2007, 07:56 PM
It's hard to tell from the photo, but it appears that the door casing is cut on an angle, indicating that there is a pronounced slope to the outer edge of the garage slab to drain water away. If so, water entry into the garage may not be a problem. However, it is still a valid question why the drive is higher than the garage floor. Maybe sloppy work...maybe uplift from some source affected the drive.