After a storm, have you noticed that water seems to find its way into your garage? Isn’t that exactly what a garage door should prevent? Water infiltration is more likely when your driveway slopes downward, but it can happen no matter the slope. Of course, if you can’t figure out the source of water leaking under the garage door, Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ may have some tips to help you fix the issue!
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Poor Door Seals
A broken seal is one of the most common causes of water leaking under the garage door. Look at the bottom of the door where it meets the floor. A flexible rubber gasket should extend from one side of the door to the other. If the gasket is worn, cracked or torn, the seal won’t be tight when the door closes. A poor seal allows water (and insects) easier access to your garage. To fix this problem, replace the seal.
There are other, non-garage door related causes of leaks as well:
Your garage could be getting wet if water is allowed to drip directly off the garage roof instead of being drained away properly with a gutter. Divert water away from the garage by installing new gutters and downspouts.
Inward Sloping Soil
If the lawn on either side of your driveway is higher than the driveway itself, rainwater could run onto the driveway and drain into the garage. Consider having the soil grade adjusted on your property. Just be careful not to divert water flow into your neighbor’s yard.
Downward Sloping Driveway
Even with all your best efforts to stop water leaking under the garage door, a downward sloping driveway always presents a problem. The best option is to dig a drain trench in the concrete in front of the door and install a steel or PVC pipe. An iron grate fits on top so water can drain into the trench instead of flowing into your garage.
Garage Door Installation, Repair & Replacement in the Cincinnati Area
No matter the problem with your garage door, the team at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ can help—even if a seemingly out-of-control issue like a sloping driveway is the problem. Our experts can inspect your door and take care of any repair needs.
If you need a new garage door seal or another form of garage door repair, contact the team at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ today! We offer 24-hour emergency service and can help you solve the problem right the first time.
Call us today at 513-394-6938 513-394-6938!