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Old 01-25-12, 04:40 PM
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water in the floor

After unusually heavy rain here in Texas ( 5inches ), we noticed a
small puddle of water in our walking closet on the ground floor . The dry wall is not wet . The adjacent room & up stair rooms are dry as well. . The closet is at the front end of our house with the front exterior wall . We have couple of roof drains come out on the that
side of wall . The closet floor is tiled .

What can be the cause & how should I proceed from here.
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Old 01-28-12, 06:15 AM
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I would look at lateral leaks from overhang areas, or even siding around the area in question. Water can travel sideways, although it would be odd. I would also eliminate pet urine, since it is in a closet....during a storm....anything is possible.
 
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No pets. The only other thing I forgot to mention is we have a light fixture on the ceiling .
I have called a roof repair company to check for any roof issues.

About the possibility of water getting via overhanging & siding - how can we exclude that ?
 
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Old 01-31-12, 05:42 PM
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Do a walk around and inspect the flow of water from the roof to the ground. If you have any capillary water movement via either too short shingles, no drip edge or poorly installed guttering or flashing, you could have water moving laterally when it pours. Water has to fall clean from the roof. If it hesitates at all, you have a potential for leaking somewhere.
 
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