Concret panel garage - cracks and leaks

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  1. RonnieRM

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    Morning everyone,

    Looking for some advice re a concrete panel garage please.

    We recently bought this house and the detached garage appears in need of some maintenance. The sealant between the concrete panels appears to have cracked and chipped away in sections, which is letting in water.

    Whats the best stuff to reseal with? Can I just put it over the existing stuff or should I remove as much as possible first?

    Cheers
     
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    RonnieRM, good evening.

    Any chance of some images please??

    Ken
     
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    Sorry, thought I uploaded it but see its not there. Should be there now
     

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    Rake as much of the old sealant out as possible......with mine, its silicone on the outside and I foam the gaps on the inside.
    Water ingress through the bottom of the panel where it touches the raft was a huge issue for me, so I laid a concrete screed about 11/2” thick inside. That sorted it!
    John :)
     
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    RonnieRM, good evening, again.

    OK it looks like a "Marley" sectional garage.

    The joints are simply a mastic, but a fairly wide Mastic.

    As John above remove the badly failed areas and new mastic

    Ken.
     
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    Thanks for the advice Know what's needed now, waiting game for dry weather to get the job done i guess....could be a while up here in the Highlands!!
     
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    I know what you mean,

    With what we have going on now, it may be next May??
     
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    We'll be lucky, feels like it has rained non stop for months now. That good weather during lockdown seems so long ago!
     
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    Same here mate, mine has been plagued with ivy and it has a nastily rusting tin roof so plenty of scope there! Bodging it for a few months then new roof sheets in the spring.
    John :)
     
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    Ideally I'd knock it down and replace with a timber one. Unfortunately its connected to neighbours and we've just spunked a load of cash inside the house so it'll have to wait.

    Asbestos concrete roof on the bugger aswell.

    Quick fix to stop the water then maybe next year rip it down.
     
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    My 24 x 12 garage is of that type - it has never been sealed between the panels and there has never been any ingress because of it. The panel edges are all tongue and groove, perhaps that is the difference?

    Like John, I do suffer ingress via the slab. I made the error of setting the slab a fraction too low, when I laid it out 40 odd years ago, that plus the slab settlement and garden rising, meant that when there is a lot of rain, I get a wet floor. It only just does wet the floor. A temporary solution over the years, has been to add a fillet of cement like a dam, inside along the bottoms of each panel, but only struck to the floor/ not the panels.

    My long term fix, if I ever get a roundtuit, like John is to screed the slab over.

    Replace the asbestos with box section steel panels, galv then painted, they last and are easy to work with.
     
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    I removed asb/cement sheets and fitted a timber roof with e d p m to seal it. and UPVC fascia

    Cost of materials was less than a quote to fit new plastic sheets.
    I now have no condensation dripping and its much warmer.
     
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