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Old 08-08-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Any one who can tell me how to water proof a shed which is getting a river flowing through it? We had our concrete worker pitch the walkway from the house, and he did such. However, now the shed that is about 10ft from the house gets wet every time it rains. The shed floor is below grade, and concrete. One of the issues is that the shed roof does not have rain gutters. The other issue is that the concrete walk to the house butts up against outside shed wall. The shed does have metal flashing, but is there some sort of caulking that would bond to concrete and the flashing? Thanks, Kathy K

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Old 08-09-2009, 01:31 AM   #2
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Why not raise the shed? Jack it up and put some skids under it...4x4, 6x6 anything really..just make sure it is treated lumber. A shed is easy to jack up. Raised up it last much longer. No water damage and the floor stays dry (inside and out).

Not sure if you get snow down there, but it makes it easier for opening the door in the winter as well. Even if you dont get snow, you get rain and raising the shed should solve your problems from ground water getting in. It wont however solve any issues if the rain gets in on the roof or eaves.

Hope that helps.

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Why not raise the shed? Jack it up and put some skids under it...4x4, 6x6 anything really..just make sure it is treated lumber. A shed is easy to jack up. Raised up it last much longer. No water damage and the floor stays dry (inside and out).
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. The shed floor is below grade, and concrete.
Kind of hard to raise up a concrete floor
Concrete is porous & soaks up water
Is it just wet, or do you have water running into the shed?
Sounds like a lot of water running in
Best way is to dig down outside & build a drainage trench
Isthere a low area nearby where you can direct the run-off?
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Ahh--missed the concrete floor part ya that poses a problem raising it....
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
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Kind of hard to raise up a concrete floor
Concrete is porous & soaks up water
Is it just wet, or do you have water running into the shed?
Sounds like a lot of water running in
Best way is to dig down outside & build a drainage trench
Isthere a low area nearby where you can direct the run-off?
She can try "Mudjacking" if there is a company that does it near her.

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