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dsbeck

08:11AM | 08/03/05
Member Since: 12/04/02
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We have a concrete patio off the back of our house. We had the patio poured up to the top of the rim joists, putting it almost flush with the door sills, so there would not be a lip there for our son who is in a wheelchair.

During very heavy rains, we get water leaking between the concrete, and the rim joist, eventually leaking into the basement.

I need some way of sealing this joint, so it can withstand the expansion/contraction of the concrete during summer and winter (Live in NE Ohio). My first round with caulk did not hold up very well - only lasted 1 season.

Thanks,

Altereagle

11:41PM | 08/03/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
The proper way would be to install a door pan at your sliders. It'd be tough now to get the flashing down between the concrete & the rim. But you could use ice & water shield self adhesive type membrane at the corners to help seal the door pan. You also may be able to get the flange down between the gap if there has been any shrinkage, if not you will need to grind that out... If you are lucky your concrete installer followed code and has the flashing there already.

First I'd try a butyl based caulk, but I'm pretty sure you are going to have to go the door pan route. You have to remove the door & frame to get it installed though... better than rot & termites.

http://www.altereagle.com/

http://decks-ca.com/

http://kingofcrown.com/

http://installcrown.com/

Alter Eagle Construction & Design
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