My concrete flat roof is 2 years old. Above the roof I have fixed terracotta tiles. During heavy rains I find water leakages (dropping) inside my house in several places. Water drain is perfect. No water stagnation after rain stops. I couldn't find any cracks, holes in my roof. Kindly suggest me how to find out the exact leakage point. I would be ever thankful for your valuable suggestion. I want to get rid of this problem.

  • pull up the tiles and see if the water proofing is damaged Nov 17, 2014 at 11:38
  • If it's in several places, I'd say this isn't something you just want to patch. Sounds like an overall failure of the roofing system. Might come down to a full tear-off and redo, unfortunately.
    – DA01
    Jan 16, 2015 at 21:54

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Go into the attic next time it rains. Look around for a leak above the places it leaks in the house. Additionally, sometimes leaks will "travel down" a rafter a bit before dripping down, so check your raters for water trails, and follow them!

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    I have never seen roof leak that did not travel quite a distance from where the leak was found. Good luck!
    – Evil Elf
    Nov 17, 2014 at 14:02

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