Fixing puddle against back of house

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  1. xplosiv

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    Hi all,

    Not sure if this is the best place for this topic, but hopefully someone will be able to help!

    At the back of my house when it rains water gathers in a corner. So I guess I need to lay some concrete so the water runs away from the house towards the drain or lawn.

    I'm a bit of a novice, so assuming this is the best fix, how do I go about this job? Is there a ready-mixed product out there for this type of thing, or is it a case of mixing done cement and doing it the old fashioned way?

    Any tips/advice would be most welcome!

    Thanks
     
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    Drill a hole?

    What's the existing paving made of? How deep is the puddle?
     
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    The puddle is maybe 1 cm deep after heavy rain. It's concrete on the ground, so I guess I could drill a hole.
     
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    You can get external grade self-levelling compound, or you can make a mix of fine sand (kiln dried or silver sand) cement and SBR additive.

    But you'll need to read up on the prep and application as most things stuck to a surface will tend to lift off in time. The better you do it the longer it lasts.
     
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