Waterproof Side Of Garage

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Old 10-04-12, 07:17 AM
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Waterproof Side Of Garage

Hello. I have detached one car garage that I could use some opinions on. Here is the story. The garage is about 50 years old and the concrete slab underneath it has severly cracked over time. The caused one side of the garage to slide down the slab and become badly warped. I do not have a lot of extra money so a couple weeks ago I was able to pull the wall back to level, and secure it the concrete.

With doing that the side the wall now sits farther back on the concrete, mainly due to cracked slab. Here is my problem. When it rains, water will now pool on the concrete where I pulled the side of the garage back. This pool will seep under the studs of the wall and into my garage. As a temporary fix I have sprayed foam where the siding and concrete meet. But I know this won't work too well. Is there something I can purchase that will waterproof this?

I was also thinking of finding something I could attach to the siding and have hang to the edge of the concrete so water will go straight to the ground.

I do not have the money to get a new garage or fix the concrete. I appreciate any ideas. Thank you!!!
 
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Old 10-04-12, 09:37 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

A pic or two would help us better understand the situation - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

I would think either flashing or mortar to guide the water away would be the fix but pics will help us say for sure.
 
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Old 10-04-12, 05:09 PM
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Old 10-05-12, 04:57 AM
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You'll need to install flashing. You need to loosen the bottom piece of siding and install flashing under the 1st row of siding [it needs to go up the wall some] and then turn down at the end of the slab. You can either rent a bending brake or go the poor boy route and use 2 straight pieces of wood clamped together to make the bends. The spray foam is going to complicate the job because it can be a bear to remove
 
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Thanks again marksr. There are a few spots where there is no room in between bottom piece of siding and the concrete since it is so uneven.

Do you think it would work if installed a piece of flashing but tied it to the front of the bottom siding? I know I would need a waterproof seal between the flashing and siding. Maybe some type of caulking?
 
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Old 10-05-12, 08:51 AM
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Installing the flashing on the outside of the siding would be easier and will work as long as the top of the flashing stays sealed. Caulking will work but it will require maintenance every so often.
 
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Ok, I think I will try that route. Thank you marksr!
 
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