Howto correct a newer patio that does not direct water away from door?
Older patio did the same. When originally built, the patio was not dug down deep enough (I guess) to allow for sufficient drop to divert water away from the family room door (which is built on a slab). Company who put new patio in is now out of business (surprise!). There is a drainage groove (not sure the correct name) by the door, but even if we are fanatical about keeping it clean, it does not drain the water that collects by the door. We covered the wood stoop with a sealer to protect it, but would like to get the water away from the door. We tried using a water absorbing strip, but then we couldn't get the door open! Help! This is the door for the dogs to go outside! (All the other areas of the patio drain properly!)