Garage Floor and Dampness

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  1. L33

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    Hello,

    I am after some advice as I have just had my garage refurbished with a new roof, door, windows, etc as the plan is to turn it into a gym.

    The floor is concrete and the walls being boarded inside.

    However, there seems to be damp coming through the walls & the floor is quite damp with small pools of water of which is coming from the ground because there are no leaks in the roof.

    I was told by our builder that you can purchase some kind of rubberised paint to use as a sealant.

    Does anyone have any idea what this is called and where I can get it?

    Thanks.
    Lee.
     
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  3. If you've got ground water rising and forming pools on the floor then none of the rubberised paints will solve it
     
  4. L33

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    I'm gonna try the rubberized paint first to see what kind of effect it has.

    Which is the best one to use?
     
  5. none of them - they won't adhere to a floor as wet as you've described.

    If you have water rising through the slab then the 'paint' will simply be forced off the slab surface
     
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    As you have said, water is rising through the concrete floor, this means that the water has come from a place HIGHER then the floor, i.e. the garage has been cut into a hillside or such like. The best attempt I can think of, is to surround the garage with a french drain which drains into a sloping land drain away from the garage to encourage the water to go somewhere else.
    Frank
     
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    Okay thanks I'll take that on board.
     
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