Concrete sloping towards foundation

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Old 05-29-17, 08:44 PM
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Concrete sloping towards foundation

My concrete driveway is in bad shape sloping towards my house. Needless to say, this isn't good when it rains. Which would be the better option for the health of the foundation - knocking out the concrete that is alongside the foundation and having soil built up in a slope away or getting the concrete redone so that it is at a slope near the foundation? Interested in the long-term health of my home.. give me the pros and cons of each option. Thank you!
 
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Old 05-30-17, 03:14 AM
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having soil built up in a slope away
Would this interfere with the ability to enter/exit the garage?


or getting the concrete redone so that it is at a slope near the foundation?
Not sure what this is asking?


Pictures would really help!!
 
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Old 05-30-17, 03:25 AM
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Welcome to the forums! I'm not sure of the cost in your area, but if the concrete isn't to badly busted up, mud jacking may be an option. Finding a contractor would be the next step.

If you remove the offending concrete, you will need to properly rebuild the area to prevent it from recurring. Mud jacking will generally take care of the soil problem since they will be injecting grout under pressure and it will form a new base.
 
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I'll post photos later and explain a little better. By having the concrete redone, I mean there are discrete sections of concrete along the side of the house that are tilting towards the foundation. I am wondering if I can/should have those sections removed and new concrete poured to slope in the correct way in that section only. This would be a temporary fix as I am not in the position to have the concrete in my whole driveway replaced. (My neighbor and I share a driveway and we are looking to replace it in three to five years.) This would be a temporary fix. Thanks!
 
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Would adding a brick curb to redirect the water help? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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