DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Roofing and Siding > Deck leaks thru to room below.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-02-2006, 10:14 PM  
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2
Default Deck leaks thru to room below.

My office room has a deck above, 12'x12', and is leaking on the side. The deck is finished with terra cotta tiles, plastic and other impermeable layers, but it leaks anyway.

I'm going to have to rip up the deck and replace, plus redo the ceiling and walls inside to get rid of what ever is rotten. I haven't had to do this kind of repair before and am really nervous. I don't want to fix the thing and have it leak again, but I would expect it.

I also don't want to keep throwing money at the problem. ?@#! I don't think a tarp or a sail will suffice for long. I'm thinking many thousands of $$$, but have no idea how many.

I wish it would stop raining already.

greenlight is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2006, 10:40 PM  
Square Eye
Senior Member
Square Eye's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,273
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


Flashings or lack of, are more than half of what causes most of the leaks that I have been blessed enough to have to repair. I don't think I've ever had to repair one of my own flashings because I flash the crap out my jobs. Nearly every edge situation where there's a transition in materials or major pitch change requires a flashing. Even the drip edge around the edge of your roof is a type of flashing. It makes the transition from the roof pitch to the vertical fascia. There must be a flashing around that deck to deflect the water away from the edges and off of the house. At least, that's where I'd start to look for my problems. Remember, tar will not replace a good flashing made of a metal that will not react with the materials that contact it.

Tom in KY, been flashing folks for years.
[URL=""][size=3]The Ten Commandments of House Repair Talk[/size][/URL]

[URL=""]Square Eye's home page[/URL]
Square Eye is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 04:37 AM  
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Spring Hill
Posts: 49

I just did a band joist replacement because of the lack of flashing. The water just ran down the joint at the ledger board and band joist. The band joist was so bad it crumbled in my hands. I guess the 20 bucks saved when the deck was built saved the builder some money. Cost the HO 1600.00 to repair.
It's a shame when these things are not done properly.
[COLOR="DarkRed"]Minichillo' Construction[/COLOR]
[I]I will never leave you hanging![/I]
[URL="http://www.***********************.com/yaf"]One Man Shop[/URL]
MinConst is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Living Room Decorating Tips!! Richu26 General Home Improvement Discussion 13 04-19-2011 03:37 AM
Room above garage rrange HVAC 3 09-08-2008 04:35 PM
Help with a deck project wolfenstien Carpentry and Woodworking 7 06-17-2008 06:39 PM
Shortening deck, lack of posts at corners?! crapbathroom General Home Improvement Discussion 2 03-25-2008 05:48 PM
room with no ventilation jejacobs HVAC 4 04-19-2006 10:57 AM

Newest Threads