Everytime it rains I get a flood in my garage.
It's caused by the garage 2 up from mine which has got holes in the
roof, so everytime it rains it runs through the floor of the next one,
and then into mine.
Is there any stuff, such as paint on tar etc... I can use, to seal the
Bearin in mind that it's always gonna be wet, I can only dry it out so
much with a mop and bucket.
You will not be able to just cure the problem with a pot of paint etc.
Wouldn't it be a better idea to find the owner of the garage and inform
him/her of the problems that the holes in the roof are causing and ask
him/her to sort the problem.
If it's a council owned garage, then report the problem to them.
They are council garages.
They've really let em get into a state of disrepair now, they say
they've not got the money, but they wasted a few quid by erectin a metal
fence all the way round, and a security gate on the main entrance.
If they're in a state of disrepair, the council aren't going to be too
fussed if you cut a drainaway channel from the lowest point in your floor
(deepest water) to the outside. A morning with a disc cutter and masonry
drill should sort it.
If you can't get the owner of the garage with the leaky roof to play
ball, you could try the owner of the garage next door. I bet he doesn't
like water sitting in his garage either. You could dig / cut a shallow
trench in his garage floor next to the shared wall and use concrete or
pipe to make a smooth channel draining the water out of the garage. It
would be a bit time consuming but very cheap, and your wall and floor
would be bone dry in no time.
The garage with the holes is abandoned, the bloke with the garage next
to mine is givin his up too... by the time I dig a trench the bulldozers
will probly turn up to wipe the mess that is down to Bham City Council,
off the map.
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