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sbaronia 03-22-2010 08:25 AM

Leaking underneath the Front entry Door
 
We had couple noreaster rain storms and as a result I saw water in my basement right underneath my front door. After some troubleshooting, I did notice that the J-Channel on the sides of the door are missing. Is this enough to cause a problem? Or should I be looking for something else? Lastly, the top of door is flashed properly.

Thanks,

Sanjay

Bud Cline 03-22-2010 07:08 PM

I doubt a missing J-channel (alone) would have much to do with leaking if there is brick mold or exterio casing on the door assembly. I would look for missing caulk and seal alsewhere.:)

I assume this is vinyl or steel or aluminum siding?:)

HandymanHawaii 03-22-2010 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbaronia (Post 42642)
We had couple noreaster rain storms and as a result I saw water in my basement right underneath my front door. After some troubleshooting, I did notice that the J-Channel on the sides of the door are missing. Is this enough to cause a problem? Or should I be looking for something else? Lastly, the top of door is flashed properly.

Thanks,

Sanjay

Honestly you may have a drain issue going on elsewhere........ I would make sure all your rain gutters are not flowing in the direction of the home basement ...... :agree:

Bud Cline 03-23-2010 02:42 PM

Aaron,

Have you ever had anyone proof read your own lengthy website?
You should!:)


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