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Heavy Rain Causes Water Intrusion Issues in San Diego Communities?

5/14/2024 (Permalink)

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Our local San Diego City, South West team has been restoring storm damage from heavy rains this season. Heavy rain can cause water intrusion into homes beyond the obvious scenarios like flooding or roof leaks. Here are some not-so-obvious examples of water intrusion that can happen during a heavy rain event:

Window Leaks: Improperly sealed windows or windows with damaged seals can allow rainwater to seep into the interior of buildings, especially during heavy or driving rain. This can lead to water damage to walls, floors, and furnishings.

Foundation Seepage: Intense or prolonged rainfall can saturate the soil around a building's foundation, leading to hydrostatic pressure against crawl space walls. Over time, this pressure can force water through cracks or gaps in the foundation, resulting in crawl space flooding.

Siding Penetration: Gaps or cracks in exterior siding, such as vinyl or wood siding, can allow rainwater to penetrate a building's walls. This can lead to moisture damage, rot, and mold growth within the wall cavities.

Doorway Seepage: Poorly sealed exterior doors or doors with worn weather stripping can allow rainwater to seep under the door and into the interior of the building. This is particularly common with sliding glass doors or doors not adequately aligned with their frames.

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