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Old 09-25-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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Can you help me diagnose why, when I go down to the basement, there is water coming in by the door? I have attached two pictures.

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Here you can see water seeping in under the door. Not the entire door, just one side.

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Here we are outside looking in. I have a bad deck here, that is leaning toward the house. It is probably a good 10 inches to a foot below the door. If you look closely, there is a cement line, where it appears large pieces of cement were kind of stacked on top of each other, forming a scar.

Above this I have a deck that obviously drips everything it gets through the flooring and onto this (about to be removed) deck. Where do you think the water is coming in from, and where would you start?

Thanks for any pointers!

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Old 09-26-2011, 05:31 AM   #2
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Google “door pan flashing“.

You need to pull and reinstall the door with the a door pan.

You can buy plastic kits at the box stores. I have mine made out of stainless steel at a local sheet metal shop.

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Yes that is most certainly due to bad installation. Kwik is right with taking out the door and installing with flashing. But i would always use some backer rod and some PL Premium as extra precautions. Don't want to have the same problem all over again.
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PL Premium??? Wouldn't that make the door impossible to remove in the future?
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Poor installation as mentioned.

You can look at 1-piece flexible sill wraps as well and create the proper slope with some beveled azek/siding, etc.
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PL Premium??? Wouldn't that make the door impossible to remove in the future?
Not impossible to remove just harder. But it would make it almost impossible to leak in the future.

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