When it rains, water leaks into my bedroom from the balcony outside. What should I use to patch the cracks up?
The balcony is covered in fiberglass and the wall it's attached to is stucco (i think) I've told my landlord and he did a horrible patch up job which didn't work because the next day there was a light rain and it leaked again. I plan on ripping away all his patch up jobs and repairing it correctly. I just don't know what I should buy that would work best. something waterproof of course. Any suggestions?
Asked By: ciao.rana - 10/22/2007
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Water could be running along that visible crack until it finds a places to divert to, your patio/bedroom. It could be coming from all the way down the wall or from a gutter that's not draining properly. Let the landlord know that (in writing) your not going to be responsible for all the water damage that is the result... More
Answered By: Kare_bear_ - 10/22/2007
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well you should use some toliet paper that is filled with toothpaste. the toothpaste will dry like glue and the toliet paper will absorbe the water. im not kidding! this really works! i thought it was a joke but tried it and it really works!
Answered By: Alex - 10/22/2007
I'm not familiar with fiberglass attached to stucco, but typically, any place where a joint exists which could allow water into your home, there is flashing underneath the siding material to cover the joint and prevent water entry. It seems like your landlord is trying to patch a visible crack, but water could be... More
Answered By: Rick B - 10/22/2007
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