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Old 09-24-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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Preventing Water Damage in Garage


I've got a garage that apparently the plywood walls area wicking up water. (I originally thought it was mold.)

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The house was built in 1980 and sits at the bottom of a hill (water isn't a huge problem in our home, but it's obviously showing some signs). Should I do anything to fix this?

I am not handy at all, but for instance, I'm wondering what the wall supports look like underneath this plywood--I doubt it's metal.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 09-25-2010, 06:26 AM   #2
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probably the 1st item would be to prevent water from coming into contact w/the walls,,, where's the wtr coming FROM ? ? ? if under the garage door, a slot drain will probably resolve that part.

' Should I do anything to fix this? ' don't know - its YOUR home,,, if it were ours, we'd be on it faster'n a hungry dog spotting a steak

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Old 09-25-2010, 02:53 PM   #3
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A trench to help the water go elsewhere is a good start. If snow builds up there, the wall might have to be sealed at the bottom with sealant.
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