Need Recommendation for Garage / Basement wall

Garage is under family room. Only finished wall is in the back and other side is the basement. There has always been a minor water problem from the garage to the basement in the winter when snow melted from the cars. It would leak under the finished wall via approx 1/4 to 1/2" gap between bottom of wall and basement/garage floor. Never an issue until this year with the now finished basement and tile and rug now on the other side of the wall.
Looking for an easy fix, something like plastic moulding maybe (???) that could possibly be glued to the wall and floor. Any good and easy ideas?
Thanks!!!
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Why not simply caulk the gap with a good quality neutral color sealant? Keep a mop and squeegee bucket handy for days when there is heavy snowfall. Once you're sure the leakage is under control, put down some vinyl trim with more sealant if cosmetics are important. HTH
Joe
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The longest lasting fix might be to grind the surface of the garage floor a bit out from the wall, form it up, and pour a curb. The grinding is just to rough up the surface so the curb binds a little better. Of course, this could be an issue if there is an entrance into the basement that the curb would cause a problem with.
You could also cut a trench and direct the water into a sump hole and use a pump to get rid of it.
I guess it's too late now to bring up the fact that the garage floor should have be graded the opposite way so water ran out of garage, instead of into it.
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By code an attached garage should have a concrete curb against all walls that adjoin the house, the water could just as easily be gasoline and this is the reason for that code. These curbs are usually 6 inches high and 1 foot deep but they can be smaller and are supposed to be poured with the floor when the house was built. I would look at bringing the garage up to code by having a curb installed.
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