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Old 07-12-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Have a recessed entry on my mobile home with outside carpet and I was wondering what materiAl was under it and how water proof. Feels like metal flashing and it has metal strip holding the carpet on the outside. Should I consider chamong this?

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Sorry your post makes 0 since.
Can you please post a picture and try and rephrase the question?
I've redone a bunch of outside recessed areas on mobile homes that were all rotted out.
Very poor design to use plywood under indoor outdoor carpet.

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sorry, here's a picture. I was wondering if this design looks like it would rot out easily, and if I should redo it with something that overhands the edge so when it does rain in this direction it won't rot.
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If you go under the home and look up in this area to see what they used.
Most likely it's OSB because it's cheap.
Indoor outdoor carpet over any form or sheet goods will rot out every time.
See that trim at the bottoms of the walls over that wall board? That's another very bad idea.
The water in going to run down the wall and end up laying on top of and behind the wall board and rot it out.
One way to redo this would be to use EPDM or even Storm And Ice Shield before the carpet to keep the wood dry.
Adding a roof over that area would also be a great idea.
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that's what i figured it feels like there is metal flashing under the carpet though, I may cut a small hole and look.
I was thinking I could redo it with something like an outside slate or tile. Tear up the old stuff and put cement board with the tile or slate overhanging the siding a bit. Any concerns on this idea?
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I would not use tile board, I'd use this instead. Tile board is not water proof.
http://www.schluter.com/6_1_ditra.aspx
No way would I install slate, way to brittle and porous.

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