Is there a product or a way to seal a garage?

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Posted by: from Toronto
2/27/2014 at 9:15:52 AM

I noticed water coming into the garage and wondered is there a way to seal it. The roof is fine, water is coming in from the foundation. Not a lot but enough.

It is an older garage maybe built in 90s. I plan to build a new one in a few years.

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Date/Time2/28/2014 at 12:38:12 PM

Is the water coming through a visible crack in the foundation?

Or is it running down on the inside of the foundation from the 2x6 or 2x4 sill plate on top? And if so, is it below a garage window?

Is it just seeping into an area with no visible sign of what the source is?

Post a reply with this information and I will be happy to give you some info on how to fix the problem.

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Date/Time2/28/2014 at 1:06:07 PM

To answer your question, yes there are many products and solutions to seal the garage foundation. It might be best to take a picture of the problem, so we can see it as you see it. That way we can determine the most cost effective solution for you.

The pictures I have attached are examples of the seal plate in the brick line being hydraulic cemented. The door picture is before the seal and the second picture is sealed. It's important to remember concrete needs to be damproofed if it's underground.

You can find the cement and the damproofing at your local hardware stores.

Is there a product or a way to seal a garage?

Is there a product or a way to seal a garage?
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Abbie in California
Date/Time9/5/2019 at 7:53:51 AM

There are chances of damaging the concrete flooring of the garage while you are working in the garage. It is vital to protect the bare concrete for increasing its longevity and to also give a clean, subtle look to your garage. The most effective way of doing so is by using a concrete sealer.


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