My garage floor does not have a drain in it. When I return from
driving my car in the rain or snow, I have a problem with excessive
amounts of water collecting on the garage floor. I am worried that
this water could cause damage to my walls.
I am looking for a solution that doesn't involve chopping a drain hole
in the floor. Does anyone have a suggestion?
Lets see, lift the car with one hand and then use the squeegee?
I say MOP. When I am confronted with a problem that doesn't have a quick
automatic fix I say to myself, "What would they have done years ago?"
The cheapest and easiest idea I have - where there is no snow :o) - is
indoor/outdoor carpet. Lay it down so that it extends far enough to
catch the water and you don't trip on the edge coming and going. We
bought some for about ? $7 running foot, 12 foot width.
If your garage is enclosed, likely there is a foundation buildup of about 6
inches on the three sides of the floor.
(All sides except the garage door side).
This protects your house itself from water drainage effects.
You should have no worries----
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Around here, garage floor slabs are poured with a slope towards the doors so
the water drains naturally. On my garage, there is also a row of cement
block above the slab before the studs start.
If your slab does not slope then you need to remove the water/snow regularly
with a shovel/squeegee etc. With no slope, a drain wouldn't likely help
Get a couple LARGE cardboard boxes. Refridgerator boxes, perhaps.
Open them up, and lay them flat on the floor, covering under the
car and a couple feet outside of where you park. The water drips
on the box, which gradually dries out to be ready for the next
I would expect the carpet to mildew. The cardboard does break
down over time, but it just gets ratty, and is easily replaced
without expense. It is also easily disposed of, which carpet
would not necessarily be.
If you have any drainage at all to the door...
Glue / silicon a dam around your car outline from something cheap, old
garden hose?, around a perimeter that will hold the car's debris.
Taper the ends down 'til they just barely hold the door gasket enough to
allow drainage out.
Guide this now outside water so it does not freeze across the apron and make
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