Hello to all -
I am trying to figure out how to solve an old water leak along
the back of my house. It shows up along the ceiling seam on the back
wall, directly under the sliding glass door on the floor above.
I have tried eveything I can think of to find & solve the
leak. Checked the door, the chaulking, the fixtures on the wall
outside, the gutters... and I give up.
So, who/what type of service person is best suited to 1) FIND
the stupid leak, and then 2) FIX the stupid thing.
A home inspector was suggested, or a water-proofing company.
Not sure the inspector would be right, and I think of a water-proofing
company for structural/foundation problems. Am I worng?
And if anyone knows of someone good in the NoVa/DC area, all
You can try the usual method people take, which is, hit & miss. Or, you can
get a hold of someone which does _infrared thermography_. Roofing companies
that specialize in flat work, use this, some home inspectors, are just a
couple examples. Once the source is located, you will know who to call for
OTOH, I had the same problem as you describe. The problem was there wasn't
any flashing under the patio door, the water would run back under the sill
when it left through the weep holes. A "L" shaped flashing with a small
bend for under the door solved the problem.
Big clue there.
You have sliding glass doors on the second floor. Rain hits them and runs
down into the tracks ... they are like gutters but, unfortunately, have no
drain pipes. The tracks fill with water in no time and the water will (as
you know) seek a lower level. Any easy way to keep the rain away from those
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