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Question DetailsAsked on 8/18/2016

My floor gets wet under window and have had caulking and brick fixed. How do we stop the water?

My floor get water damage every time it rains. We have had the seals caulked and bricks removed and place downward. Still leaks every time wind blows rain in towards the window. Anyone have a suggestions?

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Below are a fair number of similar prior questions with answers - scan through them for ideas on how to trace down your leak - may need to pull the interior trim from around window to see where the water is coming through - if due to flashing/caulk leak around the window frame, a leaking seal in the window unit itself, or sill drain plugged so the window track or sill trough is overfilling and flooding into the house instead of draining to the outside as it should. Also, many (espceially vinyl and metal framed) windows have weepage slots or holes in the bottom track that lead through the sill to holes in the front or under the front outer edge of the sill, but many installers think these are possible inward leak points and caulk them up - or could the under-lip weep holes in the source of caulking around the window frame.

Of course, be sure it is not due to water backing up around the foundation in heavy rains - overflowing or leaking gutters, downspouts plugged or not draining the water well away from the house, etc.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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