I'm hoping for some advice on how to deal with a leak in the garage. In heavy rain, water drips from ceiling joists in the garage interior onto the garage floor. These joists are directly below the junction of the exterior stairs with the front door of the house. The exterior stairs are built on brick, as shown in the photographs. When I stand on the exterior stairs above the leak, I don't see any areas where water can be leaking in ... and yet the water is leaking in somewhere! Does anyone have any advice on how to approach this problem? Two more related questions: (*) I'm worried that a problem of this type might be a recipe for getting bad results from a contractor. He can't see where the water is getting in, but is supposed to fix it anyway. Am I correct to be worried about that, or are leaks like this usually more easily tracked and repaired than I might think? (*) (And I apologize if this one is a little off-topic for this forum) This leak doesn't affect life in the house. The water drips on the garage floor and goes harmlessly out the garage door. No 'living time' is spent in the garage. I might let the leak continue if I weren't worried about water getting onto inside-the-house joists. Am I correct to be concerned about the water running down the joists, or is this a less serious issue than I might think it is? Thanks in advance for any responses!