balcony door leaking
Click here for Top Ten Discussions. CLICK HERE for Q & A Homepage
Receive Free Rental Owner Updates Email:  
MrLandlord Q & A
     
     
balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Dec 18, 2018 12:52 PM
       balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Dec 18, 2018 1:57 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Steve [MA]) Dec 18, 2018 2:09 PM
       balcony door leaking (by RR78 [VA]) Dec 18, 2018 2:11 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Dec 18, 2018 2:55 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Dec 18, 2018 2:58 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Dec 18, 2018 3:03 PM
       balcony door leaking (by 6x6 [TN]) Dec 18, 2018 4:05 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Dec 18, 2018 4:27 PM
       balcony door leaking (by 6x6 [TN]) Dec 18, 2018 5:33 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Robert J [CA]) Dec 18, 2018 8:17 PM
       balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Dec 19, 2018 4:18 AM
       balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Dec 19, 2018 5:46 AM
       balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Dec 19, 2018 5:56 AM
       balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Dec 19, 2018 6:04 AM
       balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Dec 19, 2018 6:53 AM
       balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Dec 19, 2018 7:01 AM
       balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Dec 19, 2018 7:08 AM
       balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Dec 19, 2018 7:12 AM
       balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Dec 19, 2018 7:15 AM
       balcony door leaking (by WMH [NC]) Dec 19, 2018 7:21 AM
       balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Dec 19, 2018 7:35 AM
       balcony door leaking (by Steve [MA]) Dec 19, 2018 8:50 AM
       balcony door leaking (by Vee [OH]) Dec 19, 2018 11:21 AM
       balcony door leaking (by WMH [NC]) Dec 19, 2018 1:27 PM
       balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Dec 20, 2018 1:07 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Dec 20, 2018 1:20 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Barbara [VA]) Dec 20, 2018 1:34 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 21, 2018 1:54 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 21, 2018 2:02 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 21, 2018 2:51 PM
       balcony door leaking (by 6x6 [TN]) Dec 21, 2018 3:38 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 21, 2018 4:42 PM
       balcony door leaking (by RR78 [VA]) Dec 21, 2018 8:30 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 22, 2018 9:31 AM
       balcony door leaking (by Busy [WI]) Dec 22, 2018 4:02 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 22, 2018 5:04 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Busy [WI]) Dec 22, 2018 10:09 PM
       balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 24, 2018 3:05 PM

Click here to reply to this discussion.
Click Here to send this discussion to a friend

balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 12:52 PM
Message:

Replaced balcony door over walk out basement last year. Installed a pan under the door. Did lots and lots of caulking.

On Saturday had lots and lots of rain. There is a puddle of water in the basement. And the ceiling in the basement under the door (balcony door from above) seems wet.

What more can be done to prevent this leaking?

--108.51.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 1:57 PM
Message:

do a brick over entry-- I got it Allure it???? --99.103.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 2:09 PM
Message:

What type of siding is there?

What type & size of exterior casing is there?

What type & size head flashing did you use?

Did the slider have a nail flange? Is yes did you use tape to seal the flange to the house wrap?

What's above the door? Is it possible that the water is coming in somewhere above the door then following the jack studs down to the lower level?

How is the balcony attached to the building?

What type of decking is there?

Did you use a base & counter flashing that runs under the slider pan?

--96.237.xx.xx




balcony door leaking (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 2:11 PM
Message:

A pic may help. But cant see how it was installed. Is there a way for water to get out of the Pan?

Did you flash above the door?

Hard to make something waterproof with just caulking. --75.182.xx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 2:55 PM
Message:

Where's the entry point? Threshold or is it leaking when balcony joins wall? Is there sufficient drip edge around area? --108.69.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 2:58 PM
Message:

Is the balcony solid surface or wood with gaps? Which way does the water flow (towards the door or off edge of balcony)? --108.69.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 3:03 PM
Message:

The balcony is wood with gaps. i don't know which way the water flows, I am guessing toward the door.

Steve- only answers I know is it is a wood deck.

Townhouse with sliding exterior.

Thanks for all this help. handyman installed door pan per suggestions from this board. Do not think he installed any flashing?

--108.51.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 4:05 PM
Message:

What type of caulk did your handyman use. Contractors caulk is usually cheep and will shrink and crack. I am assuming there was no leak before door was replaced? --73.120.xx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 4:27 PM
Message:

Most sliding balcony doors have drainage hole where if there is water in the track the track is slightly tilted where the water goes through the drain holes. First check to see if the drain holes are clogged up then pour some water to verify the water is draining out the exterior of the door. Had this problem many times where drilled some additional holes as well. Check out videos on You Tube where sometimes videos are helpful. --147.194.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 5:33 PM
Message:

That brings up a good point Robert,OntarioCanada! Laura said they did lots and lots of caulking. I wonder if they may have accidentally caulked the drain holes? --73.120.xx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Dec 18, 2018 8:17 PM
Message:

Put an awning over the door to keep water from the area. --47.156.xx.xx




balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 4:18 AM
Message:

OH I LOVED that ---- I installed it "per instructions from this board". R U for real?

Your blaming the board here? my gosh!!!!!

Don't blame the installer? People here did it. I swear it sounds like a tenant blaming everyone else for not paying rent... --99.103.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 5:46 AM
Message:

Hey Myob ...get it straight not blaming anyone ! I wouldn't be asking the board for advice if I blamed them for the problem....GET IT RIGHT before you spout off!!!! --108.51.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 5:56 AM
Message:

Laura-- I did!!!!

What is the purpose of the PAN? Pan collects water and sends it AWAY. So if your guy installed the PAN and it's leaking-- well you said he installed per advice FROM here. AND ITS LEAKING!

That pretty much says it all!

FYI I'm a big mouth not a spout off...... get that straight.

Thanks, your the best. Have a blessed day. --99.103.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 6:04 AM
Message:

Evidently you don't have the bandwidth to understand how lots of things could have happened, so let me just use one example.

My handyman (independent of any board input) said he will check if this is an issue and the board also mentioned this as a possible cause. "Laura said they did lots and lots of caulking. I wonder if they may have accidentally caulked the drain holes" .

Clearly it may be too "complicated" for you big mouth/small brain to comprehend how nothing said here is blaming the board for the problem. --108.51.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 6:53 AM
Message:

Laura, WOW!

"handyman installed door pan per suggestions from this board"

It's still leaking therefore the boards suggestion was wrong. That's how I take it. I have small brain though-- but my threshold isn't leaking either.

God Bless! Have a Blessed day. --99.103.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 7:01 AM
Message:

MYOB.....wrong again! I get it , this is this is just too much for you to understand. So sad. --108.51.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 7:08 AM
Message:

Laura I put the quotes around what you posted. Sorry if it's wrong but I cut and pasted it for you.

Yes very sad.

Laura your takin this way to serious! really. --99.103.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 7:12 AM
Message:

Board, I want you to know that I in no way blamer the Board for the leak. I f I wrote anything that suggests that please know that was not my intent and I am sorry if it left that impression.

MYBO I think you are way out of line with your suggestion and I am DEEPLY offended. FYI..don't tell me what to take /not take seriously! --108.51.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 7:15 AM
Message:

Forgot to add, I greatly value the Boards input and any suggestion of putting blame is not only offensive to me, but inaccurate. Please keep the Board responses coming.

Understand I have free will and do what I choose to do.

MYBO get it straight. You are wrong & I AM DEEPLY OFFENDED!!!! --108.51.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 7:21 AM
Message:

Laura, I *hope* MYOB was going for a joke. He failed miserably (often happens) but I *hope* he meant no offense.

And I'm sure no one ELSE took your post to mean you were "blaming" the Board for anything!

As to the leak, two things: 1) Sometimes water just finds its way in. Where there is the slightest way, there is a will ;) It might never happen again...we live on the water as you know, and sometimes during bad storms we will get a random leak that never repeats itself again! 2) That said, I'd be checking the weepholes too. We've seen them not only caulked over, but also so much dirt in the tracks of sliders, for instance, that water can't drain fast enough during a big storm. --50.82.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 7:35 AM
Message:

Laura oh my gosh! DEEPLY offended? It's a threshold leak? Holy Mackerel! I don't know what to say. Really don't? Deeply offended, offended and then way out of line? ALL in one,two or 3 posts.

Maybe the maintenance man didn't follow the boards instructions all the way and it's not the boards fault?

Now you have WMH saying: I'm failure and miserably?

You 2 are making me really laugh up a storm here in NY.

--99.103.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 8:50 AM
Message:

Time for the "Thumper Rule". (g) --96.237.xx.xx




balcony door leaking (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 11:21 AM
Message:

Use koolaid to help you see the water and flow, no need for the sugar. --76.188.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Dec 19, 2018 1:27 PM
Message:

Again, a great suggestion Vee Thanks! --50.82.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2018 1:07 PM
Message:

Vee isn't that what they told those people in Guyana? --99.103.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2018 1:20 PM
Message:

Myob....so you are in NY getting a getting a good laugh....pathetic reaction. Hey I have a suggestion as to where you can go after NY. --108.51.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Barbara [VA]) Posted on: Dec 20, 2018 1:34 PM
Message:

I don't understand myob hostility. --97.32.x.xx




balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2018 1:54 PM
Message:

Laura,You say you put the pan on the bottom,if you didn’t want a leak,why didn’t you put it at the top, Robert in Toronto,,why would she add more water,she already has enough?And where I come from,water always flows downhill!, not up! MYOB , I thought you were in Georgia, how did you get transplanted so quick? Charlie..........just wondering?........,,,, ,,,,,,,,, ......... --32.214.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2018 2:02 PM
Message:

It’s pouring here today too. Glad we don’t have a balcony.But the deck is a mess, and dirty ,just a dirty mess................. Charlie. .......... maybe tomorrow will be different???? Hope so. ............... --32.214.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2018 2:51 PM
Message:

I was lying.I saw the Saint Laurence River flow up in Canada away back when!.................Charlie,,,,, ,,, ............. --32.214.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2018 3:38 PM
Message:

Laura(MD),I was just wondering if you found the problem and what it was? Thank you. I hope you got it fixed! --73.120.xx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2018 4:42 PM
Message:

She found the problem.It was raining...........Charlie............................ --32.214.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Dec 21, 2018 8:30 PM
Message:

Doors seem easy to put in. But if not right the leaks show up years later with rot somewhere. Yours happen very soon.

And of course there is always the chance of the jamb or brick mold rotting.

A door under a covered roof or porch is always a safe bet.

If not we usually upgrade to a composite jamb and PVC brick mold. And fiberglass door if an area that seems damp all the time. Since had a few new ones rust.

A few things could be your problem. You just need a good door installer to take a look or reinstall.

--75.182.xx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 22, 2018 9:31 AM
Message:

Laura, or do it yourself!!!!!!.......Charlie .....or catal An bfuil Gaelic ar Beh. agut. Nola sona duit. or in plain English Happy Christmas ............z,,,,,,, ,,, --32.214.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 22, 2018 4:02 PM
Message:

Any chance the water came in elsewhere, totally unrelated to the balcony and flashing issue?

At one of my rentals, when there is very heavy, fast rain, water flows over the gutters, off the back of the recycling bin, through the window well, flows across most of the basement, to puddle next to the laundry tub on the other side of the basement!

Solution? We moved the recycling bin. Problem solved!

--70.92.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 22, 2018 5:04 PM
Message:

You could also have moved the laundry tub!, .................,,,, ,,,,,, ..................Charlie................................... --32.214.xxx.xx




balcony door leaking (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Dec 22, 2018 10:09 PM
Message:

Haha! Charlie!

Last time we moved one of those, it took three of us. If we had to move the laundry tub, i’d just give the tenant waders for go8ng in the basement. *grin* --70.92.xxx.xxx




balcony door leaking (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 24, 2018 3:05 PM
Message:

Busy, aye,the Wellington’s might be cheaper,especially the ones at Walmart.....................Charlie ....... going to try and make fries in the Air Fryer,first time!.................wish me Luck................z. ,,,,, ,,,,,,,,, --32.214.xxx.xx



Click Here to send this discussion to a friend
Report discussion to Webmaster


Reply:
Subject: RE: balcony door leaking
Your Name:
Your State:

Message:
balcony door leaking
Would you like to be notified via email when somebody replies to this thread?
If so, you must include your valid email address here. Do not add your address more than once per thread/subject. By entering your email address here, you agree to receive notification from Mrlandlord.com every time anyone replies to "this" thread. You will receive response notifications for up to one week following the original post. Your email address will not be visible to readers.
Email Address: