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Old 04-13-2008, 09:41 PM   #1
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I have a serious problem with a flat roof that has been tiled with slate tiles and is located on a 2nd story patio positioned directly above a living area. It has started leaking water through the ceiling below.

The leaks started this past winter when snow accumulation melted. I initially thought it might have been caused by a lack adequate flashing but recently we've had some heavy rains and that caused additional leaks. These leaks may have entered through the grout around the slate tile.

What is the best way to solve this problem and affect a proper repair? Can I put tile down again? The house is stucco or EFAS. The size of this roof patio is about 6' x 9'. There are two sidewalls and a solid front wall about 30'' tall which acts as a railing made out of stucco or EFAS with a 2" slit at the bottom to handle rain water and debri. Unfortunately, the floor is almost completely flat with only the slighest runoff towards these slits.

How do you propose I solve this problem? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Your problem isn't the slate or cracked or missing grout, it's the lack of or damaged waterproofing under the installation. Neither slate or grout are waterproof, neither is any other type of tile.

Sounds like you are looking at a complete and proper redo in the future.

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Your problem isn't the slate or cracked or missing grout, it's the lack of or damaged waterproofing under the installation. Neither slate or grout are waterproof, neither is any other type of tile.

Sounds like you are looking at a complete and proper redo in the future.

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How do you suggest I complete this redo properly? Should I use something like Schulter-Ditra or an EDPM liner to route mositure?

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How should I proceed with a proper redo to fix my problem. Should i use something like Schluter Ditra or an EPDM liner to catch moisture? What do you suggest? What about side-wall sheathing and getting it to stick to EFAS.

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If it's been there many years and just recently started to leak, I would say you probably have a great deal of hidden damage? I think you have to rip it out and start from scratch. Once you see what you've got you'll know better what to do. There are many methods including does you'll find at Schluter's site.

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