The She Shop #3: Water Mitigation Continues...

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 08-13-2018 07:48 PM 998 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Before travelling for work I was able to enact my first mitigation plan on the wall taking the brunt of the water.
I cut the bottom 5.5 inches of OSB so there wouldn’t be ground contact (water staining already existed from the few rains we’d had since the shed was built earlier in July). Once that was up, I saw a contributing factor to my water issue. There’s a concrete control joint that runs under/next to the sill plate.

Unfortunately I can only get to part of it. So, I caulked the edge of the sill plate and the control joint with Lexel the concrete and the sill (with flashing probably not approved for the way I used it but I thought it worth a shot)

and finally used peel and stick aluminum flashing on a pressure-treated 2×6 on the bottom and up the side, screwing it into the studs, and z-flashing the top. I was hopeful this would at least keep the water at bay while I was gone.

I checked after a decent rain and saw the amount of water on the floor was less than I thought it would be, but the sill plate still looked like it had had a decent amount of moisture under it, I had one small channel of water across the floor and both interior control joints were full of water. Electric is installed on the 27, but I don’t really want to put insulation on that wall until I’m sure it’s going to stay dry. There’s rain in the forecast for the rest of the week, so we’ll see how it goes. Talk about frustrated!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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