Questions tagged [waterproofing]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Is it sufficient to add metal flashing to shed roof to prevent further water intrusion?

Just bought a house in Kansas, and the shed out back looks to be homemade, with an asphalt roof, but not shingles. Both sides show evidence of water rot where the edge of the asphalt doesn’t extend ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Waterproof putty for Azek lumber

What can I use as waterproof putty for Azek lumber, exterior application? I am looking to mainly plug and cover (hopefully invisible) screw/nail wholes in Azek brick moulding, the same way I would use ...
2
votes
0answers
50 views

Gas pipe behind gutter, causing water damage on facia

During a room addition long ago, gas line was rerouted to travel through addition, then along facia toward furnace. Because it travels behind gutter, water rides behind the gutter in some spots along ...
0
votes
2answers
60 views

How to seal a foundation wall hole 7' feet deep around a 2" pipe in a cold heavy snow climate [duplicate]

Our foundation has a 2" hole for the water main / well pipe which is about 7' below the ground outside. During spring thaw when there is several feet of snow melting, the ground gets saturated, ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Two different recommendations given for waterproofing basement. Does the (far) more expensive method add value?

Sorry no pictures as this is not a personal project but instead a question about two different recommendations I was given by contractors when I asked them for estimates. The house is about a hundred ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

Is it a problem that my foundation wrap has been pulled down due to settling?

Recently moved into a house around 10 years or so of age. I noticed that some areas of the foundation wrap is tearing off from the plugs/nails at the top. Is this a cause for concern and need to be ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

What is the best/safest way to quickly dry the bottom of this wall before caulking?

Context: During the last rainstorm we had a LOT of water flow into our house. When it stopped raining I quickly figured out why. The caulking between my log home and the foundation had cracked pretty ...
4
votes
1answer
206 views

Inserting probe into pressurized water pipe

I need to insert a temperature probe into my pool piping. I am on the pressure side of the filter, so around 10-20 psi typically. My initial idea was to use a screw in plug in the existing 1/2" ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Flashing /waterproof for wires going through roof gable

I am in the process of replacing my siding and found an odd (read: wtf) spot where wires are coming through the roof to a porch below. It looks like they just put a hole through the roof/shingles but ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Priming plaster wall for wallpaper

I was wondering about priming, and possibly partially water proofing a plaster wall for wallpaper. Right now it is mostly covered by drywall mud to iron out the original (110 yr old) uneven surface ...
2
votes
2answers
44 views

How to add a drip edge to a steel deck beam over a porch

So I have rust and water damage from water rolling down from the curved porch beam into a porch ceiling. I don't have the same problem with my top-floor porch since that has a roof above it. The ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Solution to the recommended 2" roof gap for Hardie siding

So, I'm aware that Hardie recommends a 2" gap between the roof line when installing around a dormer. However, I find this gap to be rather extreme and makes for a strange look. I have also ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

How to seal concrete panel garage

I have a garage made from cast concrete panels. The gaps between the panels and at the bottom have clearly had an attempt at waterproofing in the past but it has failed, so now I get standing water ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Proper Height of Basement Weep Holes

I recently got my drain tile replaced by professionals. They poured new concrete over the new drain tile. The thing that struck me as odd was that the weep holes are partially to fully above the level ...
1
vote
2answers
44 views

Is insulation or damp proof barrier a requirement for walls in wood sheds?

I want to cover the interior walls of a shiplap wooden shed with plywood to hang tools and put up shelves on a flat wall. Do I need to insulate the gap between the plywood and the wooden planks of the ...
0
votes
3answers
59 views

How to prevent outdoor landscape light water leaks?

I installed low voltage landscape lights on our fencing around the perimeter of our backyard in September. The lights are supposed to be IP66 waterproof, but within a month of installing, I found ...
1
vote
0answers
112 views

Should the high side of a concrete block retaining wall be sealed?

I am mid-project in a DIY yard project. I have subbed out a large retaining wall to a civil / wall contractor. It’s 220 feet long, between 2-5′ in height, and makes 2 90-degree turns. It’s built to ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Waterproofing plumbing stack in bathroom

I’m currently designing my new bathroom. I live in a 1970’s apartment block and am on the top floor. My neighbor underneath me has previously had problems with water leaking behind my shower and down ...
1
vote
2answers
125 views

Schluter… Membrane over green drywall?

We're about to remodel our bathroom, having tile applied to about 17 linear feet of wall (8' high). 90% of the wall area to be tiled already has green drywall. The remainder is open studs, where a ...
3
votes
1answer
52 views

How are vapor barriers, moisture barriers, and house wrap different?

I've read many discussions here and elsewhere talking about these three things with regard to insulation, energy efficiency, and siding installation. What are the differences and where are each used?
4
votes
1answer
64 views

Waterproofing shower help

I am just about finished installing Hardiebacker in my 30"x60" shower alcove. The front and back walls have Hardiebacker an additional 6" past the shower door where the tile will end. I ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Epoxy flexane mixture for flexible epoxy application

For those who understand plastics and epoxies in particular, curious to know if I can add flexane urethane (or similar elastomer) to epoxy paint without worrying about compatibility issues. IOW will ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

What is this sealant on my basement waterproofing system?

I'm redoing my basement floor and have a plastic channel system protecting against water intrusion around the edge of my basement (I believe it's an "All-Dry Basement Systems" product, but ...
1
vote
2answers
52 views

Basement partition wall sole plate - do I need sill plate gasket?

I am building a bathroom in my basement. It's not a remodel, it's a fully new room from the concrete floor up to the joists. The partition walls will not be touching the cinderblock foundation; there ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

EPDM roof edging trim

I've laid an EPDM roof on my shed/workshop, and I've now got to trim the edging, using wooden battens - what I'm not sure of is whether to put them on the edge, or underneath: Most of the pictures I ...
2
votes
2answers
254 views

How to patch siding half covered by electrical panel

When I had solar panels installed, they removed an old electrical box, leaving a hole in the siding. For no apparent reason, they installed the new electrical panel over half of the hole they left. I'...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to affix a stud to the floor/wall when tanking a basement without 'breaking the seal?'

I'm looking into tanking a cellar/basement. It is not prone to flooding, only damp coming through the walls and floor, so the basic idea is of tanking to form a waterproof layer and then probably ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Do I need wall lining between a bathtub and insulation

Following up on my previous question about tiling over the tub lip I am trying to figure out how it is all going to fit together. Below is the bathtub picture. The long edge is going to be against the ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Small atrium in 3rd floor of building has a storm drain that's leaking down to the crawlspace. How do i fix this?

My building (old 4 unit Victorian) has a small atrium on the 3rd floor with a storm drain that's leaking all the way down to the crawlspace underneath the building. When it rains, i can hear light ...
2
votes
2answers
130 views

Use Rivets for old corrugated Metal Roof

I have an old barn with an rusty corrugated roof. The rafters are pretty rotten and the corrugated sheets come apart and I have slow leaks. The roof is nailed and some of the nails have worked their ...
2
votes
2answers
54 views

Tiling over the bathtub lip vs up to the lip

I am renovating the bathroom and everything I see online says to tile over the lip. This creates one obvious problem - to replace the bathtub one would have to remove the tile, and since style and ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Do I need to waterproof fastener holes on the exterior of my home?

This is a general question that relates to a number of small DIY projects I want to do around our house, including putting an awning over one of our door ways to keep rain away from the doorstep/...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

DIY shower install

I am in the process of finishing my basement. I will be installing a 32x60 shower pan. Walls are already framed out and plumbing is roughed in. I will be using Hardiebacker. I have a few questions: ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Waterproofing flat balcony over a shed

I have a kid's club house built over a shed part of it exposed as a balcony with flat floor no roof over it . The old floor was an OSB flooring badly damaged with water, so I replaced it with a new ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Bathroom sink valve drip

Issue: The cold water shut off valve in my bathroom sink has developed a slow drip over the past week. It fills up a medium sized bucket in the span of about a day. The drip seems to be coming from ...
2
votes
2answers
23 views

Need to caulk between mount and exterior wall?

I'm going to help a friend repair a small fence for keeping her small dog contained. The fence is lightweight plastic of some sort, and mounted to a rail that runs along the exterior wall of her house....
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Wood rot fix for siding and framing base?

Wood rot fix for siding and frame base? Some water is seeping into my garage when it rains. Called a concrete guy because I thought patio was too sloped, but he said sloping was by design and he ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

Water leaking inside outdoor electrical box. What should I do?

I have some very old outdoor path lights in my front yard (see pic). Recently I found that they trip my upstream GFCI outlet when they were turned on by the timer at night. After some investigation, I ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Basement Wall with Stucco/Concrete that needs to be removed

Just bought a 1960 house with unfinished portion of a basement that has had previous water intrusion and the crack has been injected. There are a few lingering cracks I want to deal with. Wall has ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

foam pan + CBU = how to waterproof?

I am renovating my master bathroom. In hand I have: a Trugard polystyrene pan and curb (essentially the same as Schluter-Kerdi), a Schluter drain flange, RedGard, and Hardiebacker board, plus items ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Should you coat exposed roofing nails with neoprene washers

Was on my roof cleaning pine needles and noticed that my roof had a number of exposed nails that have neoprene washers near flashing and on the last ridge shingle on each peak. Should I seal over ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Waterproofing Roof Fan Flange

I installed this turbine exhaust vent on my 1/12 (almost flat) roof. As per the instruction, I used roofing nails to attach the bottom half of the flange while the top half is tucked under the ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How should I seal a covered, tongue and groove porch?

I'm looking to install and seal a tongue and groove (1x4, fir) porch to replace the original tongue and groove at our home. The porch is covered. I want to keep a natural, clear finish. I assumed I ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

How to seal oiled wooden bathroom floor?

I am buying a house which has a pine floor in the bathroom, treated with Osmo oil. Having the boards themselves well-oiled will make them waterproof, but there will also be cracks and gaps which ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Crack in concrete slab of house - what best to fix it with?

I have had different people suggest bondcrete, polyurethane, silicone and various layered combinations thereof, as well as epoxy, concrete caulk and mortar. In addition, on this stack site a search ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Water dripping into foundation where geolock wall anchor rod enters basement

I've recently purchased my first home (raised ranch) and had 8 geolock wall anchors installed all along the back wall of the house. This was done in hopes of correcting a slight inward bow in the ...
5
votes
5answers
866 views

How can I locate and repair a leak on a flat roof?

I recently experienced a roof leak on a heavy raining day in the east coast. Picture 1: This is the interior ceiling. I tore open the ceiling sheetrock and could see that water was dripping from the ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

How should I transition between cement board floor and alcove tub?

Remodeling a bathroom and about to put in the floor. I have a plywood subfloor, and I'm about to install 1/2-in cement board on top, bedded in modified thinset spread with a quarter inch notched ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Tips to find where sump pump is discharging

While investigating another question, I began to suspect that my sump pump is not discharging far enough away. There are four pipes coming to the sump pit. After a heavy rain stopped, the one from the ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

How to repair the caulking around basement walkout doors and what to use?

Another waterproofing question: our basement has a walkout door that is leaking from where the metal doors meet the concrete base. Three pictures from inside and one from outside are attached below. ...

1
2 3 4 5
11