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Old 06-06-2012, 07:43 AM   #16
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Basement problem... but is it really the roof!?


One additional thought. Shouldn't there be Tyvek house wrap or something similar under the siding? Wouldn't the water that gets behind the siding run down the wrap and exit at the bottom of the siding? I don't think the water should be able to get behind the house wrap and into the wall which leads me to think it's getting in around the window. Thoughts?

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There are a couple possibilities here
1) Either rain is overshooting the eavestrough or it is filling and spilling over. Wind pushes it against the siding where it runs down into the vinyl trim at the top of the window, where it is channeling water to the corners. From there it can get in behind the siding and down into the basement.
2) The trim at the bottom of the metal fasica may also be allowing water behind the siding. Water seems to be traveling between the fascia and eavestrough because of a poor drip edge.

Overall you wouldn't have this problem if it was a house with overhangs.
Edit: I basically said the same thing as Dan, his coil stock idea is a good one!
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Fix the gutter issue first whatever the root cause is.
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One additional thought. Shouldn't there be Tyvek house wrap or something similar under the siding? Wouldn't the water that gets behind the siding run down the wrap and exit at the bottom of the siding? I don't think the water should be able to get behind the house wrap and into the wall which leads me to think it's getting in around the window. Thoughts?
The only way to verify that is to unhook a piece of vinyl and look. My money would be on none. I have seen too many vinyl jobs done where the concern was apperance and not weatherproofing. By the looks of the picture of the siding under the gutter there is and has been a lot of water running down that siding for a while now. also, water should never be getting behind the siding in the first place.
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Is there just j trim on your window or is there a "rain cap" as well?
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One additional thought. Shouldn't there be Tyvek house wrap or something similar under the siding? Wouldn't the water that gets behind the siding run down the wrap and exit at the bottom of the siding? I don't think the water should be able to get behind the house wrap and into the wall which leads me to think it's getting in around the window. Thoughts?
My house has the reflective mylar type wrap, which was way before Tyvek became the norm. Depending on when the siding job was done, doubtful that it was needed or required at that time. Back in the time before Tyvek, they used to use Visqueen inside the house as a vapor barrior, and on the outside used the fiberboard made by Celotex, that was impregnated with tar as a outer barrier. Problem with Celotex, is that it also was a material known to have Asbestos in the boards.

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