Leaking roof terrace

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Leaking roof terrace

Postby linda w » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:43 pm

After the rain a couple of weeks ago we found water leaking into the room below, the ceiling was only wet about a meter from the down pipe, on inspection aound the pipe there is a bit of grey crumbly matter which I assume is the water sealer under the tiles. I’ve contacted the builder who says we can redo the whole terrace or temporary paint a water proof sealer on the tiles.Question is how good is the sealer and how temporary ? Would it be possible to redo a quarter of the terrace around the down pipe as the ceiling under the rest of the terrace was dry ? The terrace is 10 years old. Thank you .

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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby country boy » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:02 pm

Quickest temporary solution might be to put a bit of gutter under the down pipe to deflect the water away from that area?

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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby TorreDelAguila » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:47 am

A photo of the affected area would help enormously.
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby linda w » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:55 am

I've tried to attach picture but it says error? I've selected attachment and then photo from phone.

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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby gerryh » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:04 am

One of the easiest ways to attach an image is to use https://postimages.org/
Go to the site and follow the instructions.
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:08 am

Can someone take a look at the pic attatchment procedure?
Have just tried to upload a jpg of just 172kB, and got "error".
Is our direct upload facility still working?
What is the max file size allowable?
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby linda w » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:11 pm

I've tried the website for uploading pictures and it's beaten me -can I e -mail them to anyone please ?

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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby Enrique » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi linda w,

A Gerry says...........Use Postimage.........no need to login to their site........

https://postimages.org/


Select Thumbnail for Forums.............

Image

Torre:: 400Kb......not seen it work for some time.........until now................. :!: :!: :!: :!:
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:49 pm

A caution about Third-party image hosting sites
Most of the image-hosting sites will work, and link ok to our site.
Only problem is, they can terminate accounts which use "third party linking", or can block the links.
Photobucket has recently done this bigtime, demanding payments of hundreds of dollars from previously 'free' users.
Result has been numerous forums' posts stripped of photos, and replaced by a blank or warning message.

If we are not concerned about keeping our posts intact, then perhaps this doesn't matter. If we are, then the direct upload facility is the only safe way to recommend.

Not sure of the current status of our Upload/Attach facility.
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby Enrique » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:11 pm

Hi,

:!: :!: :!: Uploading directly to A.com seems to be working as of now................. :D

See my post above second picture........43.9KB
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:19 pm

Test upload...
Dinner for two.jpg

110kB

Test route.jpg

108kB

So it's now working, although some files get rejected with no explanation, just "Error".
Is there an upper file-size limit?
What file types are acceptable?
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby Enrique » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:44 pm

Hi TorreDeAguila,

From a Post in August............

"From the Admin Post.........
"The facility to Upload photos has been added for a trial period. This can be done via an "Attachment" tab below the post creation box. There is a maximum file size of photo set to 400kB. Please do no upload photos of widths greater than 800 pixels."

I guess the "Trial Period " has ended........

Maybe it has started again now......... :D

So Back to Roof Terrace......where is the picture.......... :?:
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby linda w » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:07 pm

It won't work for me just using attachments -I assume my photos are too big on my I phone and post images I've tried but don't understand -I have tried for the past 2 hours but it's becoming nearly as frustrating as a leaking terrace ! Thank you anyway for your help -trust me to fail on my first post !

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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby Enrique » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:11 pm

Hi Linda w,
I''ve sent you an email via PM so you can send me the picture and I'll get it posted for you.......... :idea:
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi Enrique,

Thanks for that back-post about Attachments
400kB and 800px max width it is then, presumably jpg.

Dinner for Two: just an image off the web, used for a greeting.
Right-click on it and Search Google for image.
Wiggly road ditto.

Thanks again.


Linda, I'm guessing you'll need to do a bit of image resizing, or use a hosting site.
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby Enrique » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:47 pm

Hi,
The following are Linda's pictures............
"The first picture is where the water is coming through the ceilings below .The down pipe is shown."

The second:: "The actual size of the terrace and the reason I don't want to lift all the tiles. The remainder of the terrace seems sealed as ceiling below unmarked. The damp area is where the tape measure is under the staircase."

FYI::The pictures are as sent (email) and Posted using the Attachment option on A.com
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby TorreDelAguila » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:19 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words... Thanks for getting them posted.

My suggestion is to lift the terrace tiles in the damp area, plus a little way beyond it.*

Then (when dry and de-dusted) paint the exposed area with a generous coat good caucho (recommend TKrom Antigotteras), with a layer of coarse fibreglass mat on top of it while still wet. Finally, still wet, apply a couple more coats of antigotteras over the mat. Total thickness of caucho+mat+caucho will be about 4mm.

The caucho and mat should be taken (a) into the drain-away pipe by a few cm, and (b) up the adjacent wall by a few cm too. This will all form an impermeable 'funnel' for water to exit down the pipe.

Finally, replace the ceramic tiles, having cleaned up the backs, laying them with an exterior tile adhesive, rather than standard cement.

* If necessary, after removing the tiles, also remove 5-8mm of underlying cement, to provide enough space for the added waterproof layer and fresh tile adhesive. Obviously important not to have this new patch of times higher than the surrounding area!
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Re: Leaking roof terrace

Postby linda w » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:13 am

Thank you very much for all your help!


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