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Old 04-02-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Suggestions for non-draining screened porch?

Hi all, new to the forum and looking for some advice on how to correct an issue.

I recently bought a newer home (2003) that included a typical aluminum screened in porch on a concrete slab. The previous homeowner tiled the cement slab and grouted between the outer most tiles and the aluminum base frame (not sure of the correct terminology here so hope you get the idea).

This interior perimeter now seems to be water tight and is causing water to pool during heavy rains (I'm in Orlando, FL). Since the aluminum base plate is about an inch high, the water can't breach and escape.

Wondering if anyone has ideas on how to correct? I was considering taking a small masonry bit and drilling some small holes (angled slightly down) at intervals along the back of the porch to provide some drainage.

Any thoughts or help is appreciated.


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