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Concrete Breezeway Floor Getting Wet After ReDo

Hello. We have a 1950 cape with a cement floor and wood panel breezeway connecting the one-car garage to the house. We replaced the original wood breezeway panels and doors that had deteriorated over 50+ years with a redo of same, but now we have water seeping under all the panels onto the concrete floor that is covered with an indoor/outdoor carpet. We never had this happen previously. The new construction has a pressure-treated wood base that was reinforced with glue. The panels have an exterior bead of silicone at the seam 6" above each panel base. We've been advised not to apply a silicone bead at floor level either indoors or out, in order to prevent water being trapped and causing the wood panels to rot. Any suggestions to stop the seeping? We're very unhappy with our wet carpet issue and are worried about deterioration of the cement base. Thanks, in advance--

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Concrete Breezeway Floor Getting Wet After ReDo

Not being able to see the construction, I have to wonder if proper flashing was installed.

Jack

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