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Problem with water coming through door or around jamb

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Old 02-01-13, 12:00 PM
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Problem with water coming through door or around jamb

I have a problem that water is pooling inside the house at the base of the door. As it was raining, I saw that water was running down the brick above the door, around the metal frame of the header and then down the face of the door. Here is a picture of the top of the door.
I have a problem that water is pooling inside the house at the base of the door. As it was raining, I saw that water was running down the brick above the door, around the metal frame of the header and then down the face of the door. Here is a picture of the top of the door.

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Here is some wood damage at the top of the door. I wonder if that damage was caused by water getting at it from behind the brick and not just running over the surface.


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Any suggestions on the best way to stop the water?
 
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Old 02-01-13, 12:11 PM
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Welcome to the forum.
It looks like you are maybe missing some flashing around that door frame.
Could you post a picture further away from the door so we can see the whole door frame (inside and out)?
 
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How about this picture.

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Old 02-02-13, 12:25 PM
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If I had to guess, I would say that the problem might relate to the holes that were drilled into the brick fascade in order to attach that deck ledger, which would be even more likely if that deck ledger had no flashing over it. Those holes are likely not sealed in any way.

A pic showing what's ABOVE the leaking door/deck connection might be helpful.

If water is coming out from behind the brick from above, the problem has nothing at all to do with the door itself, or the way it was installed.
 
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Old 02-03-13, 09:00 PM
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Sealing the joint between the lintel and the brick is likely to cause the water to build up and find another path out. Finding and correcting the problem where the water is getting into the brick, as X has suggested, is a better way to address the issue.
 
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Old 02-04-13, 05:21 AM
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I agree with Brant on this one. The damage seems to have come from behind the veneer, and is not surface water at all. The most likely culprit are the holes someone drilled through the veneer and into the framing (hopefully) for carriage bolts. It won't be a cure all, but if you could remove the carriage bolts one at a time and inject silicone into each hole, really deep and full, as you replace the bolt, it may help keep water from entering the holes. Holes are drains for water, no matter where they are drilled.

Brings up another question, was the deck flashed properly, under the siding and onto the joists?
 
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