How to Keep a Garage Floor Dry

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When your garage floor is wet with rainwater or snow, it can become slick and result in accidents. Keeping a garage floor dry will keep your shoes drier and cleaner, which is an advantage when you have an attached garage. You can employ a few simple and inexpensive steps to keep your garage floor dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Border strip
  • Rug remnant or plastic runner
  • Box fan
  • Mop
  • Squeegee
  • Old towels
  • Purchase and install a dividing strip that separates the inside of the garage and the outside of the garage. Follow the installation directions that, in general, direct you to place the strip on the floor where the garage door meets the floor. These strips act as a buffer, inhibiting the outside elements, such as rain and snow, from getting into your garage and making the floor wet.

  • Place floor mats down for snow equipment that tend to be wet after use. Although you can buy special mats that are specifically made and marketed for this use, a rug remnant or a plastic runner cut down to the right size will work just as well.

  • Employ a fan and direct it towards the wet spot in the garage. Although your electricity bill will increase because of the usage, air circulation can help the surface of your garage floor stay dry. There are specific products on the market that you can purchase for this job, but a couple of box fans will accomplish the same job.

  • Keep a mop and a squeegee handy in the garage for the sole purpose of drying the floor when it is wet. Use the two tools on a regular basis when needed. For spills and small wet spots, use a couple of old towels that are kept in the garage for that purpose. The more accessible these devices are, the more likely you will use them.

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