Hi, I have a 65 year old house... We have a patio and connected to the
patio is a deck. We are seeing a lot of water leaking into the patio---
looks like it is coming from under the door. Door has been caulked .
On top of the patio we have a flat roof- I have seen water staying in
the gutters as there is no angle pitching down. I suppose the water
could be falling from the roof behind the windows and then seeping
into the patio. It also looks like- from looking at the floor in the
patio that the water may be coming from the ground.
MY question.. As I can not pinpoint exactly where the water is coming
into the house what is the best thing to do to solve this? who to
call? Would a home inspector be able to find where the water is
coming? I dont know who to call to start with this problem.
Anyl advice please
I would start with a handyman, but that's a prejudiced opinion, since
that's what I do.
You mentioned several things that could contribute to the problem. If'n
it was me, I'd put different colors of food coloring in different
places, then see what color water shows up on the patio floor. There's
no guarantee this will work, but it's cheap and easy. Few people object
to cheap and easy. You can also try spraying the hose on different
Once you track down the source, you'll have a better idea whether you
need a roofer, landscaper, carpenter, .... Or you can just have the
handyman do the work, if he's capable.
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