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Old 04-23-2019, 05:52 PM   #1
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Mickey Mouse Addition = Wet carpets


I have an addition that I believe to be custom made and it's had an issue I want to finally deal with. Whenever I get heavy rains the water finds it's way under the carpet near a wall. These pictures give a good idea of the layout:

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I tore a little of the siding off to see exactly what stands between the carpet and the outside.

https://ibb.co/SXGHbCK

You see the plywood first and the darker bit on the actual concrete appears to be a 2x4 anchored directly to the concrete. You can see the big caulk bead I pulled back that was the only thing really keeping the water out in the past.

Any suggestions for a proper/permanent solution? I was thinking of taking off the bottom foot or two of siding to get at the concrete and cutting out a 1" channel all the way down the length of the wall.

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Old 04-23-2019, 06:28 PM   #2
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The best fix would be to have the deck outside 2 or 3 " lower, any chance you would consider that?
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Unfortunately I don't think that would be too feasible as there's still another 10'-15' of concrete that goes out to the right and I have a deck above that.
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Unfortunately I don't think that would be too feasible as there's still another 10'-15' of concrete that goes out to the right and I have a deck above that.
There is a way to water proof the bottom of the wall with peel and stick and flashing but the door would still be a problem. so you would have to raise the door an inch and a half, there is usually a sill just above the door that can be removed to allow it to go up.
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