What to seal this gap with?


Old 07-18-15, 09:36 AM
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What to seal this gap with?

I was washing my small porch area yesterday when I noticed a small amount of water dripping into the basement a shortly after. There is a noticeable gap and I was thinking of just using caulking. Should I use something else?

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Old 07-18-15, 10:47 AM
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Knowing a leak can start from anywhere, I would start by removing all the residual caulk and applying an elastomeric caulk. It will expand and contract with weather variations.
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I cringe when I see concrete up against wood like that, odds are it will be a problem in the not too distant future. Once the water gets past the point we are looking at, is it going over the top of the foundation or through a crack. If it is going over the top, then that patio/sidewalk is just too high.

Caulk as Chandler suggests, but be considering future options.


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