how do i seal the cracks in the house?


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Old 10-08-20, 03:19 PM
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how do i seal the cracks in the house?

i believe this is called permastone. someone had caulked before i moved in but now it's time for me to do it. i have leaks in 2 windows which i believe are caused by all the cracks in the house. just curious what caulk people use for this kind of job. except for heights id do it myself.


wouldnt even know who to call. just general handyman i guess?

one person said use special paint and do the entire side of the house but unsure how would look without rest of the hosue being done.
 
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Old 10-08-20, 03:25 PM
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Your link didnt work, need to upload the picture, someone will have the instructions!
 
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Old 10-08-20, 06:22 PM
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they make caulk for landscape stone that would prob seal the cracks, but would look unsightly... and if it is leaking around your window, you have a bigger issue that should be fixed by an experienced repair person. It may require removing siding, flashing, and sealing from the outside.
 
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Old 10-08-20, 06:31 PM
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i dont have any siding on my house. also theres nothing around the window to take apart and the window guy i had out wouldnt even sell me windows because he said the windows are fine based on where the water is coming in.
 
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Old 10-08-20, 08:28 PM
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I would examine the joint in the drip edge that is barely visible at the top edge (center) of the photo. If the drip edge is not lapped sufficiently, water is getting into the cladding, which to me, would explain all the moisture coming out of the joint in the cladding (and the darkened stone and cracks below it) that is pictured on the top right corner of the window.

This assumes that the window perimeter is caulked properly and there are no gaps anywhere.

You didn't say where the leak is occurring. That would be helpful info. You told the window guy but you didn't tell us.
 
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Old 10-09-20, 06:41 PM
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he couldnt say for sure where the leak is coming from on the window in the pic above. but there was drilpping on the left side during a bad storm a few weeks ago. but my bathroom window its leaking where the window frame and interior of house meet. the window itself is fine. he said its a good wood andersen that would cost a lot new today so no reason to replace it.

also it only comes in during certain events. u can have the worst rain storm and nothing will come in. i havent been able to figure out why it only comes in sometimes. could have to do with the wind. its maybe 1 or 2 x a year only that it leaks and we had some killer rain this year.

also unsure who to hire to do this. i can def caulk around 1st floor window so i can check that out. but then how in the world do i even test to see if this is fixed. a hose lol. the bathroom is ripped apart and i was gonna do ship lap on the walls but now im unsure to do that exterior wall at all till im sure its fixed. but since it doesnt happen often, that would mean waiting a year with the bathroom ripped apart lol

 
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Old 10-09-20, 06:46 PM
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this is looking up at the top where the window meets the house
 
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Old 10-09-20, 06:52 PM
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Leaks occur on the outside, so those would be the pictures that matter. Water is obviously getting on top of the window somehow. See post 5.
 
 

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