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Old 02-22-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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Everytime the snow melts or heavy rain, my garage floor gets soaked. They sided the iutside and put a siding type "L" shape at the bottom outside and said when I have the driveway re-done they can put asphault over the lip and it will prevent water from getting in. Is there a sealer I can put inside or under the outside lip to prevent water from getting in, in the meantime.
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Everytime the snow melts or heavy rain, my garage floor gets soaked. They sided the iutside and put a siding type "L" shape at the bottom outside and said when I have the driveway re-done they can put asphault over the lip and it will prevent water from getting in. Is there a sealer I can put inside or under the outside lip to prevent water from getting in, in the meantime.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:37 PM   #3
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Picture wouldn't help now, got two feet of snow on the side of my garage. It's pretty much just a lip (or skirt)that is horizontal. It is mounted at the bottom of the outside wall, vinyl, just like the siding , comes out about 6 inches from the garage outside wall. It's only on that side, cause I have my driveway extended against the wall. There is grass on the other side of the wall. The contractor told me , that when I get my driveway re-tarred, they can go over the lip, and that would prevent water from going into my garage.
All I want is some sort of all weather , water proof sealer I can apply under that lip to create a seal to the tar....so that water stops going into the garage. And then after that is sealed, getting a sealer to apply at the "base plate" and concrete area inside my garage
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Is this a new home or garage? The foundation should of been raised 8" above ground level except at door Sounds like yours is level.

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The water sounds like it is coming in under your garage door.
Is the driveway level, or sloped into your garage?
Having a bit of a problem mind picturing it from your description.
Any weather seal on the bottom of the door will be useless when you open it. Pictures really are worth 1000 words.
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Garage is detached both house and garage made in 1973. On that side gameage is level with drive way that goes around to side of garage.
It is not coming in through the garage doors, that area is dry!!!!
It is coming through the bottom of the "bottom" plate of the garage wall
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I like pictures as much as the next guy, but as I mentioned before, there is 2++ feet of snow on that side of the garage, no pictures will be taken until after the thaw
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Barry,

I wasn't asking for pics today and right now.
when you can get them without drowning or being buried in snow is fine
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I would not silicone interior bottom plate. Alot it may create a good seal and stop leaking it will trap moisture under bottom plate and eventually rot. Once snow is gone see if you can lift up flashing (im assuming it is coil stock flashing) and silicone from outside. then get some driveway tar and put alot of it under flashing then get driveway patch and tamper and put over flashing. Start about 6 inches or more from flashing and tapper up to garage.
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Nothing is going to keep water out if there is snow piled up against the side of the building. Even capillary movement will pull the water in.
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It sounds like your garage was built slab on grade. There should have been a seal placed under the bottom plate. If water is coming through under the plate then no seal was placed there.
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what seal ? roll of foam as in ' sill seal ' ? const adhesive ? not aware code calls for it,,, even if the code does & its not there, the problem's still got to be address from the exterior so awaiting spring thaw's the only thing to do right now
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It sounds like your garage was built slab on grade. There should have been a seal placed under the bottom plate. If water is coming through under the plate then no seal was placed there.
Not required in some applications.

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what seal ? roll of foam as in ' sill seal ' ? const adhesive ? not aware code calls for it,,, even if the code does & its not there, the problem's still got to be address from the exterior so awaiting spring thaw's the only thing to do right now
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Nothing is going to stop that water if it is piled up against the side of the home.
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Use this right over top of flashing and drive, it can be gone over later.
If you prefer to go underneath get the two sided adhesive one, if they still have it.








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Asphalt is too textured for this tape to work.

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