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RBarton 01-04-2010 11:10 AM

Water Issues- Please help!
 
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We purchased our house last summer and after about a 2 months in the house, we had a heavy rain with wind directed at the front of the house. We first noticed water coming inside the house above the garden doors in the basement and also in the corners of the upper exterior door above. We called a siding contractor and he thought the problem was the flashing on bottom of the upper door as possible around the deck. If you look at the picture you will notice the water marks under the deck/around the door- both upper and lower, and around the windows. We had the windows and door reflashed. We had to replace the upper door frame as it was rotted.
We were hoping this would be the end of our leaking issues.... not so fortunate The upper exterior door was leaking inside in both corners when it rained hard. We had the contractor come back and remove the deck completley. WE Still had water coming in both corners and above the doors in the basement. We caulked the upper door so it can't be opened. We are not sure where to go next. If we squeeze the flashing above the garden doors, water comes from under. How would the water be getting under the tyvek and flashing? If you look closely at the pictures, it doesn't appear to be coming from higher above?? Would there not be water marks if the water were coming from the roof or soffit area? We had a heavy rain two nights ago and water is now coming in on top of the upper door by where it meets the frame and the same on the basement window. The flashing above the upper door and all windows does go up under the Tyvek. We intalled pressure treated lumber over this and then put smart trim over it.
If there is anyone who can help us with this issue, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


RBarton 01-04-2010 11:10 AM

Water Issues- Please help!
 
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We purchased our house last summer and after about a 2 months in the house, we had a heavy rain with wind directed at the front of the house. We first noticed water coming inside the house above the garden doors in the basement and also in the corners of the upper exterior door above. We called a siding contractor and he thought the problem was the flashing on bottom of the upper door as possible around the deck. If you look at the picture you will notice the water marks under the deck/around the door- both upper and lower, and around the windows. We had the windows and door reflashed. We had to replace the upper door frame as it was rotted.
We were hoping this would be the end of our leaking issues.... not so fortunate The upper exterior door was leaking inside in both corners when it rained hard. We had the contractor come back and remove the deck completley. WE Still had water coming in both corners and above the doors in the basement. We caulked the upper door so it can't be opened. We are not sure where to go next. If we squeeze the flashing above the garden doors, water comes from under. How would the water be getting under the tyvek and flashing? If you look closely at the pictures, it doesn't appear to be coming from higher above?? Would there not be water marks if the water were coming from the roof or soffit area? We had a heavy rain two nights ago and water is now coming in on top of the upper door by where it meets the frame and the same on the basement window. The flashing above the upper door and all windows does go up under the Tyvek. We intalled pressure treated lumber over this and then put smart trim over it.
If there is anyone who can help us with this issue, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


RBarton 01-04-2010 11:10 AM

Water Issues- Please help!
 
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We purchased our house last summer and after about a 2 months in the house, we had a heavy rain with wind directed at the front of the house. We first noticed water coming inside the house above the garden doors in the basement and also in the corners of the upper exterior door above. We called a siding contractor and he thought the problem was the flashing on bottom of the upper door as possible around the deck. If you look at the picture you will notice the water marks under the deck/around the door- both upper and lower, and around the windows. We had the windows and door reflashed. We had to replace the upper door frame as it was rotted.
We were hoping this would be the end of our leaking issues.... not so fortunate The upper exterior door was leaking inside in both corners when it rained hard. We had the contractor come back and remove the deck completley. WE Still had water coming in both corners and above the doors in the basement. We caulked the upper door so it can't be opened. We are not sure where to go next. If we squeeze the flashing above the garden doors, water comes from under. How would the water be getting under the tyvek and flashing? If you look closely at the pictures, it doesn't appear to be coming from higher above?? Would there not be water marks if the water were coming from the roof or soffit area? We had a heavy rain two nights ago and water is now coming in on top of the upper door by where it meets the frame and the same on the basement window. The flashing above the upper door and all windows does go up under the Tyvek. We intalled pressure treated lumber over this and then put smart trim over it.
If there is anyone who can help us with this issue, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


RBarton 01-04-2010 11:10 AM

Water Issues- Please help!
 
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We purchased our house last summer and after about a 2 months in the house, we had a heavy rain with wind directed at the front of the house. We first noticed water coming inside the house above the garden doors in the basement and also in the corners of the upper exterior door above. We called a siding contractor and he thought the problem was the flashing on bottom of the upper door as possible around the deck. If you look at the picture you will notice the water marks under the deck/around the door- both upper and lower, and around the windows. We had the windows and door reflashed. We had to replace the upper door frame as it was rotted.
We were hoping this would be the end of our leaking issues.... not so fortunate The upper exterior door was leaking inside in both corners when it rained hard. We had the contractor come back and remove the deck completley. WE Still had water coming in both corners and above the doors in the basement. We caulked the upper door so it can't be opened. We are not sure where to go next. If we squeeze the flashing above the garden doors, water comes from under. How would the water be getting under the tyvek and flashing? If you look closely at the pictures, it doesn't appear to be coming from higher above?? Would there not be water marks if the water were coming from the roof or soffit area? We had a heavy rain two nights ago and water is now coming in on top of the upper door by where it meets the frame and the same on the basement window. The flashing above the upper door and all windows does go up under the Tyvek. We intalled pressure treated lumber over this and then put smart trim over it.
If there is anyone who can help us with this issue, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


RBarton 01-04-2010 11:10 AM

Water Issues- Please help!
 
5 Attachment(s)

We purchased our house last summer and after about a 2 months in the house, we had a heavy rain with wind directed at the front of the house. We first noticed water coming inside the house above the garden doors in the basement and also in the corners of the upper exterior door above. We called a siding contractor and he thought the problem was the flashing on bottom of the upper door as possible around the deck. If you look at the picture you will notice the water marks under the deck/around the door- both upper and lower, and around the windows. We had the windows and door reflashed. We had to replace the upper door frame as it was rotted.
We were hoping this would be the end of our leaking issues.... not so fortunate The upper exterior door was leaking inside in both corners when it rained hard. We had the contractor come back and remove the deck completley. WE Still had water coming in both corners and above the doors in the basement. We caulked the upper door so it can't be opened. We are not sure where to go next. If we squeeze the flashing above the garden doors, water comes from under. How would the water be getting under the tyvek and flashing? If you look closely at the pictures, it doesn't appear to be coming from higher above?? Would there not be water marks if the water were coming from the roof or soffit area? We had a heavy rain two nights ago and water is now coming in on top of the upper door by where it meets the frame and the same on the basement window. The flashing above the upper door and all windows does go up under the Tyvek. We intalled pressure treated lumber over this and then put smart trim over it.
If there is anyone who can help us with this issue, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.



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