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Old 09-21-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Suggestions/Advice on water into track of sliding glass door causing carpet damage


Hi, I'm not sure if this is the correct room for this topic so feel free to move. I have had a problem with water getting into the back via the sliding glass door. I don't know #1 how to prevent water from filling up in the track and #2 if the water is coming in from the top or the bottom. I've attached pictures of the door and the damage it has caused the carped. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:31 PM   #2
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The track at the bottom may have worn or corroded through in a few places letting water seep under it, or there may be screws that hold it in place that should have caulking.

See if there are bleed holes on the outside to let water in the track seep outside before it can seep under the frame and into the house.

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Sorry for the late reply, I will check on that. But can't rainfall on the left side of the track flow into the track on the right side?
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I just replaced my door it leaked at one of the screws on the bottom but also leaked in the corner where the frame came together I learned this is quite common. my leaks went unnoticed and did damage to the framing put some water in the door and see if you can detect where the leak is from
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The deck was built too high. It should be a lower than the threshold.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:01 PM   #6
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While we can't see under the threshold, my bet is there is no pan under it. If your carpet is rotten, most likely if there is no pan, you will have some damage under the door also.

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