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    Default Re: Driveway/garage slab

    Quote Originally Posted by dan orourke View Post
    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.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    Default Re: Driveway/garage slab

    Ditto

    Jim Luttrall
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    Default Re: Driveway/garage slab

    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?

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Driveway/garage slab

    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.


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