Monday, July 25, 2011

Keeping the water out

The one meter wall around the roof level was left uncovered block and I'm convinced part of the roof leaking problem was water seeping in through the block even though the block sits on top of the cement roof slab. I may be wrong but it definitely looks better, I'll be able to seal and paint it and will be able to run the impermeabilizante 20mm up the wall.

The other water issue is the windows. I like the steel frame windows but they don't seal well when rain water is blown against them. I took care of the side windows with plastic in a wood frame but the two front kitchen windows have water spouts above them. When the wind is blowing there's no way to keep that much water out. That's what the small awning or marquesina is for in the bottom picture. They'll start stuccoing it today.

Newly stuccoed wall

Marquesina made with foam panel

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Geting ready for impermeabilizante (roof sealer)

Only studying the proceedure right now, filling low spots or the roof and cleaning. Then wait for at least 4 days of dry weather.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Storm windows

When the wind blows the rain like the storm last week the water comes right through my south facing windows and under the doors. I found some decent plastic at a local cristaleria store. This thick plastic looks like it might be used as a table cover and is almost like water bed plastic. I should be able to pop them out and put them in storage over the winter.

I scraped half the roof by hand yesterday, first day of sun for two weeks. Scraping will continue today and tomorrow in the hopes of being able to start sealing (impermeabilizar) Saturday. Hopefully the rain will stay away.

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