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    Clay soil draimage

    Hello, Between my and my neighbors home there is deanage area. The soil in that area is soft. I believe is mostly clay soil. As I was walking through a small spot along the canal gave in and I was able to push my foot really deep into the ground, I am not sure if there is anything under it...
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    patching shower tile grout

    Thanks for the reply. Should I patch it up with new grout ? or use a caulking grout ( looks like caulking mixed with sand in a tube ). Or is there any product you recommend?
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    patching shower tile grout

    Hello, I noticed a few tiny holes in the grout on the shower floor. I am worried about water damage. How can I patch these holes ? do I use regular grout ?
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    Garage foundation Leak

    Thank you very much for all the responses. Extremely helpful.
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    Garage foundation Leak

    Good morning, I was checking the weep holes around the house more thoroughly, and it seems that they are not open all the way through the wall. I added a picture. Is his how it supposed to be ? I assumed they should be open to let the water out and keep things dry. Couldn't find any info on...
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    Garage foundation Leak

    And by the way, thanks for the video, I have been looking all over to see how they lay out the brickwork.
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    Garage foundation Leak

    Wow, thanks for all the help guys, I really appreciate it. Couldn't find much info on-line. There is only one weep hole at the bottom in that area, not sure how many it supposed to have, or how much spacing supposed to be between each hole. Also, if the OSB is exposed on the interior, wouldn't...
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    Garage foundation Leak

    Good Morning, I don't want to go to the extreme with this yet. The builder seems to have fixed the leak. I suppose my concern at the moment is whether its worth changing the particle board. Its still seems intact, there are a few sports with some flaking.And the edge of the of the boards is...
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    Garage foundation Leak

    Yes, I think the leak from the top is fixed as they caulked the sidings. My only concern now is the OSB sheathing in the garage, it is a bit raised, due to water (fluffy areas where water was running), yet it is still hard to touch. Now do I need to replace those wooded sheaths to avoid further...
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    Garage foundation Leak

    When I climbed over the porch, the inside leak appears about right where the measuring rape ends
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    Garage foundation Leak

    Thank you very much for the quick reply. I really appreciate it.
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    Garage foundation Leak

    Thanks for the advice guys. The builder put some caulking on the siding above the porch, seems to be the place where water was coming from the ceiling. Also my OSB sheathing is a bit swollen from the water. Do you think its worth making a big deal and asking them to replace sheathing? it seems...
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    Garage foundation Leak

    Hello, I have a 2 year old home. There is a water penetration during heavy rain in the garage. Some water drips from the ceiling causing puffy area on the OSB sheathing and some water seems to come out from the sill plate( I think its normally permeable to water). The water from the ceiling...
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    efflorescence on bricks

    Hello, I am not sure if it is a big issue, but I noticed a lot of white marks on the bricks of the house. What is strange is that all the houses around me don't seem to have the same problem. Some marks looks like white deposits, while others looks like washed white water mark streaks on...
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    Vapor barrier seal

    Thanks nealtw and slownsteady. The vapor does appear on the backside of the plastic. So it seems to come from the outside. Do you think that maybe I should open that area and let it dry out? Is this a common occurrence?
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