Keeping debris out of door jamb?

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You're gonna need more than a sander to smooth that out :D
 
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You're gonna need more than a sander to smooth that out :D
Was referring to the porch, sorry, didn’t specify. The garage is strictly eyeball. No framing, no 2x4 across the top to make it smooth and pretty. Just “make it work” !

Anyone try those electronic boxes that emit wavelengths supposed to keep mice and rats away? And do they work? Do they affect dogs’ ears/hearing?
 
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Plus , a little patch work. Couple cracks in the front porch: fill, sand, repaint. Hardest part: keeping the dogs off while it’s drying!!

Sika makes a nice concrete caulk in multiple colors and also a self leveling line. That would have been the best product for the crack in the porch. Thats gonna take some work blend it in. Might want to throw a flap wheel or grinding disk on your grinder and buff that down.
 
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Sika makes a nice concrete caulk in multiple colors and also a self leveling line. That would have been the best product for the crack in the porch. Thats gonna take some work blend it in. Might want to throw a flap wheel or grinding disk on your grinder and buff that down.
That’s my plan. If that doesn’t bring it up to snuff, then the self-leveling
 
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Picked up this wheel at Home Depot to use with my angle grinder. Should knock down the patio fix pretty well. If not to my satisfaction, I’ll finish it off with Sika self-leveling concrete caulking and a finer grit sandpaper. Lastly of course a repaint… once I shake this nasty cold :-(
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First shot with the flap wheel. Works well! Doesn’t have to be perfect, just sealed up decently. Other crack next. Pressure wash and paint.IMG_1764.jpeg
 
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Both cracks filled, flap-wheel sanded. Next , pressure wash the entire porch then paint.
 

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Meantime, more progress in my debris-abatement project, lol …
 

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It’ll fit! Removed the box/storage drawers. Probably leave the open shelving for car stuff. Pour some more bags of concrete to half-ass a better floor, see where it goes from there!
 

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For small or unlevel areas you can use a levelastic or any type of self leveling material instead of concrete. TDQ thick to thin is my preferred product as you can go all the way up to 4" with it.
 
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Good info, Opal95, thx!
 
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What about a dry pour, particularly in that back left corner. Saw a couple do it on YouTube. Just frame it, level it and water it down a few times. E Z P Z
 

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With the condition of the original floor it doesnt really matter how or what you use as all those cracks will transfer through the patch work. Will the patches do their intended job of leveling off and cleaning up the holes? Yes
Will the patches last? Maybe maybe not.
But you will be able to store and work on your stang for minimal $$ and labor.
 

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Is that a drainage hole in that back corner? It looks like a box is framed up and concrete around it.
 
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Yes, I believe that was its original intent but it was brilliantly covered over with shelving (that I just removed). And actually, The Shop stays very dry. Roof’s good, no leaks or drips, so drainage really not a concern (I know how weird that sounds)
 
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I’m going to seal the back doors, making it a solid wall. The double-doors were for access to the horse corral but horses are no longer in the picture, plus there’s a fair amount of tools, ladders and such that add$ up. I would like to secure better than 2 broken down doors!
 
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The hardest, most tedious part will be somehow sealing the grooves between the aluminum siding and the cement floor as one level of defense against rats and mice gettin in. Doors and door gaps will be a chore as well. Additionally, I am considering those electronic frequency emitters that “supposedly “ keep rodents away. Can anyone attest to their efficacy?? Do they work or are they useless? Does the frequency they transmit affect dogs ears/hearing? Last thing I’d want to submit my dogs to is induced tinnitus.

Also heard that some plant oils (maybe Eucalyptus?) keeps them away but not sure I’d want to tend to that 1x/mo or whatever it’d take.
 

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I'm not too sure on those transmitters. We've got a fantastic cat that keeps rodents away.

So with that low corner, are you going to fill that open drain? Pull out some of those big chunks of broken concrete? Fill it all in and level it out?
 

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