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Old 02-18-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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What kind of sealer should I be using? Pictures included.


Bought my first home, wahoo! House was built in 1942 and has a detached garage that is not that old but it isn't sparkling, either.

Problem is, when it rains the garage has a tendency to flood. It takes a pretty good rain, probably only get about 2 of these per summer but the snow is killing it. I am prepared to install french drains which will be pretty easy, I will only need about 20 feet of pipe but I want to start with the path of least resistance and re-caulk the outside of the garage - it needs it regardless.

I cannot find a consistent answer to what kind of caulk should I get, or maybe I shouldn't be using caulk and should be using something else? Pictures down below show how there is a large gap so I assume I will need some sort of filler. It just seems whenever I search I find 50 answers and none of them are the same. Need some help.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:46 PM   #2
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Just filling that gap is not going to fix it.
The outside wall below grade needed to be waterproofed before back filling.
Gutters, French drain and regrading will be a big help.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:12 PM   #3
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It will be like putting bubble gum in a dam (not damn) leak.
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