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Water weeping under garage door when it rains *solution*

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Blog entry by SantaPaulaCraftsman posted 834 days ago 3929 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every time it rains I get a little (or a lot) of water coming thru the bottom of the garage door, even with a rubber seal. A real problem when my lumber on the floor gets wet.

I now pour a line of sawdust (its free and I have plenty of it) against the inside of the garage door before the rare rain here in southern California. The sawdust immediately soaks up the moisture so it doesn’t create a flow. I just sweep it up the next day.

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn



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SantaPaulaCraftsman

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#1 posted 834 days ago

WTH? I’m attracting Russian bride wack jobs!

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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JoeyG

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#2 posted 834 days ago

I was gonna say what a great idea that is, and kinda got surprised by that comment. From your reaction so did you. If this were my blog, I would flag it, but that’s just me.

I have one corner of my garage door that does the same thing except it only seeps a little. I am not sure if it is running down the door and being whisked in by the saw dust I didn’t sweep out of the corner of if there is a slight gap there. I have a fairly steep grade (for a garage entrance) so I don’t think the water is running back from the driveway.

Anyway, you have come up with a cost effective solution to your problem and a way to use some of that sawdust we all have laying around.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#3 posted 834 days ago

You could try getting a masonary saw blade for your electric skill saw, and saw a groove into the cement right where your rubber seal hits the garage floor. Make the cut deeper on the lowest part of your garage floor, that way the water has a place to run, it worked for me and others here in Michigan. My nephew is a contractor, he put me onto the idea.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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SantaPaulaCraftsman

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#4 posted 833 days ago

Never thought if that. Thanks Mike!

-- Life so short, the craft so long to learn

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