Garage floor water and ice build up during winter months

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Posted by: from Calgary, Ab
1/1/2016 at 11:04:34 AM

One year ago I moved into a new build. During the winter when I park my vehicle inside the attached garage, I am getting a build up of water and then ice on the garage floor that pools all along the front of the door and if I do not continually squeegee it out it gets larger and larger. Pushing it out creates its own problem with water and then ice on my driveway. The builder says there is nothing they can do about it as all garage floors are sloped and snow melt off the car will end up along the door but I never had this problem with my previous home (with attached garage) and it takes continual maintenance (I also try to sweep/kick as much snow off the car and tires as I can before parking inside).

Can someone tell me why this is happening and what my options are for fixing or minimizing the problem? (The garage is not heated).

Thank you,


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Date/Time1/1/2016 at 12:09:38 PM

No worries. There is many ways of diverting the water. You can create a grate system or stop it at the source.


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Date/Time1/8/2016 at 3:37:49 PM

Hi Leslie,

Like all surfaces that are designed to repel water, there must be a system in place to drain the water. Look for a long grate at the entrance to the garage or a center drain in the floor. It may just be clogged. If you can't find a drain or a grate, you have a bigger issue to discuss with your builder. I hope this helps.

Andrew from Kerr Construction

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