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Asked on Feb 15, 2018
My cement patio has a couple of low spots where water collects! Help!
on Feb 15, 2018
My cement patio has a couple of low spots where water collects any idea what I can use to level these spots out.
on Feb 15, 2018
You have a
patio and the mason left a couple of small hollows in the surface where the water is maybe 1/4" deep -or- Your patio consists of separate pieces of concrete and some of them have started sinking.
These both fit what you described but are very different issues.
on Feb 15, 2018
It's just a dip in the concrete where it wasn't leveled right when it was poured. There aren't any cracks or holes. patio is fine other then when I wash it water stands and I have to sweep it off.
on Feb 15, 2018
If you have rain spouts that direct the water to that area, you just need to move the rain spout and fill in the low areas with dirt, sand and maybe even a little pebble to keep the dirt from washing away.
If, however, you don't have any gutters, or its farther away from the house, just backfill with dirt and sand. Make sure there is a grading that goes away from the house. You don't want the water moving toward your house.
on Feb 16, 2018
A quick fix would be, drill a small 1/4" hole at the lowest spot. the water will drain. If the patio is painted use floor leveler then paint.
on Feb 26, 2018
Rain spouts are really great otherwise I would just get concrete and try to level it out myself
on Apr 6, 2021
use a concrete patching compound, ideal to use it with low spots usually less than 1/4″. :)
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