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Old 02-10-2013, 02:01 PM   #16
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A storm door will do 0 good in this case, the waters getting in under the threashold and a strom will not cover that up.
There is no way to go back and lower the outside part.
A sill pan is the way to go to really keep water out.
http://www.jamsill.com/
This would direct water back out from under the door.
Once that laminate gets wet one time it's trash.

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That jamsill site/product looks like it could have saved a huge headache to begin with.

I will call and get some pricing about floors, caulk side, replace rubber on front and then report back.

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Go back and add your location to your profile, It's not unheard of for someone on here to offer to stop by and look at jobs first hand if there close by.
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I tired but there doesn't seem to be an edit option. (I'm on the iPhone app)

I live in Alabama.

Rains came tonight and I saw first hand the water coming in to destroy the floor. I've lived in this house going on 5 years with never realizing the problem until recently. So chances are probably good that the whole underfloor is rotted?

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The flooring you have (if it's laminate) is ruined once it get soaked with water, it will swell up and never return to its original shape. I'd suggest getting this repaired ASAP like joecaption said. Water damage is not something you want to have it can lead to other issues with your house like (mold and insect infestation).

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