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Old 04-25-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Hi. We have a support beam in the middle of our garage. It was finished in drywall and trim. Unfortunately, when the snow melts off the car in the winter, the water pools on the floor and soaks the beam. The trim is long gone and the drywall is falling apart. What can I do to keep the water from the drywall? (Without redoing the floor!) Suggestions?

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I must be missing something here. Snow melts off your car and pools on the floor. What is a wood trimmed beam doing on the floor? Post a picture, I can't visualize this.

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I am assuming you mean post that sits on the floor instead of a beam that spans across the ceiling. probably best to remove the trim along the bottom of the post and cut the drywall up from the floor a distance so that the drywall does not wick up the moisture.
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I am assuming you mean post that sits on the floor instead of a beam that spans across the ceiling. probably best to remove the trim along the bottom of the post and cut the drywall up from the floor a distance so that the drywall does not wick up the moisture.
that is how i understand it as well; column or post, not a beam. cut the bottom drywall off. if you want a finished look, they can trim out the drywall and paint the exposed column or use a ceramic tile surround. lots of different options here. important thing is to get the drywall away from the floor.
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Thanks guys. Yes, it is a post / column - sorry, I did not have the correct terminology!
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Thanks guys. Yes, it is a post / column - sorry, I did not have the correct terminology!
post/column = vertical

beam = horizontal


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