Water pouring into my sunroom


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Old 08-25-16, 06:47 AM
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Water pouring into my sunroom

I installed a patio and had water pouring into my sunroom on the first rainfall. The patio is level with the sill. I installed a new sill and removed two stones in front of the door. I used silicone on the sill inside and outside. I put stones back in and covered the silicone with polymeric sand.

Will this hold ? I don't want another flood. I use indoor outdoor clear silicone.
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Silicone might do the trick, is the sill the only place water is getting in? why is water getting to that point? is regrading or piping the gutter away needed? pics could be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Where exactly is the water entering?

Usually you don't want a patio level with the door sill. You usually want some step even if it's a 1/2"-1" to act as a natural dam to stop water. With a patio level with the sill you may have trouble keeping water out as the door's weatherstripping is now being asked to keep water out.
 
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The water was going under the door sill. I bought a better sill and put silicone on the outside and inside. I'm wondering because the silicone is covered by the pollymeric sand if it will continue to hold or deteriorate. The lowest part of the sill is actually 1/8 of an inch below the patio, so I definitely been thinking about that also
 
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As long as the what you caulked with silicone was clean/dry, the sand that gets up against it afterwards won't hurt it much other than looks.
 
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The silicone is underground the sand is covering it ,you don't see the silicone at all .
That's why I'm wondering I won't see it if it deteriorates
 
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You won't see if it deteriorates but that is just a small section of the puzzle - you need to devise a plan that stops the water from getting there in the first place.
 
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Old 08-25-16, 02:59 PM
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The patio is level with the sill
I'd say that is the main problem. It should have been lower than the sill. If you had a contractor do this maybe he needs to tear it out and redo it on his dime.
 
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Ray and Pilot Dane are 100% correct. Should never have made it level, or even with the interior slab. Rookie mistake and I doubt silicone will solve your problem entirely.
 
 

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