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Waterproofing For Concrete Porch

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Posted by: from Detroit
4/23/2019 at 11:50:32 AM

Is there a DO-IT-YOURSELF product that I can use to waterproof a concrete porch? The porch is above (2) rooms in my basement, so everytime it rains or the snow melts, water leaks from my ceiling in those (2) rooms.

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Date/Time4/23/2019 at 2:32:29 PM

Hello Karen;

There could be a number of reasons that you have a leak. Chasing water leakage can be time consuming and a real headache.

And does your porch have a vinyl covering? You need to make sure you know where the rain goes when it hits your porch. Check all your flashings and caps. See if any of the caulking is cracked or missing. It sounds like part of the rain screen has failed. Start with the least expensive fixes first before you consider any major repairs or renovations. I hope this helps.

Paul Clement, RSE

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Date/Time4/25/2019 at 1:49:13 AM

SILCOR Liquid Waterproofing. It's spray on and it works great and can be applied easily.

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