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Old 12-25-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
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I have a sun room that was built onto the house I just bought. It has large windows and astro turf on the floor. It was fine until this last week when we got a monsoon for 7 days. The floor got wet and the bottom of the walls also got wet inside. There is a small concrete raised wall that is about 2 inches that the wall sits on. How do I stop this leak? I have no idea how the walls were built or what they were made of.

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I hope this is the right forum...

I have a sun room that was built onto the house I just bought. It has large windows and astro turf on the floor. It was fine until this last week when we got a monsoon for 7 days. The floor got wet and the bottom of the walls also got wet inside. There is a small concrete raised wall that is about 2 inches that the wall sits on. How do I stop this leak? I have no idea how the walls were built or what they were made of.
Post some photos on both the interior and the exterior of the wall.
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Post some photos on both the interior and the exterior of the wall.
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I will post photos as soon as I can get my dang camera to work...
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OK Got the camera working...

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Ayuh,... Does the sidewalk pitch Away from the building,..??
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Ayuh,... Does the sidewalk pitch Away from the building,..??

Unfortunately it looks fairly flat and no pitch. Whoever put the room addition on did not do a great job....
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Unfortunately it looks fairly flat and no pitch. Whoever put the room addition on did not do a great job....
It appears the water only has to puddle less than an inch, before it enters under the wall,...
The Only way to Fix it is to pitch the water Away from the wall...
Is the otherside of the sidewalk able to drain,..??
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It appears the water only has to puddle less than an inch, before it enters under the wall,...
The Only way to Fix it is to pitch the water Away from the wall...
Is the otherside of the sidewalk able to drain,..??

Yes it is part gravel and part grass...
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suspect no wtrproofing membrane or flashing inside the wall's surface,,, there are some paintable mtls you can use & thy're on our w/site as links under ' waterproofing ' { no financial interest } otherwise the repair methods going to be extensive & relatively much more expensive,,, NOTHING at ANY apron store will work despite what any clerk sez unless you want to trowel on black asphaltic roofing cement

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