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Why Is Water Leaking Under My Garage Door?

Interior of a clean garage in a house

Does your garage always seem to flood when it rains? Cleaning up water in your garage is annoying, but there are bigger issues — water and humidity in your garage can lead to mold growth, mildew, rust and other problems.

The expert garage door contractors at Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne can help you identify the root of the problem and offer the garage door repairs you need. In this blog, we’ll discuss this common frustration and possible solutions.

Potential Causes of Garage Leaks

It’s important to determine the source of the leak and fix it ASAP. If you can’t figure out why water is leaking under the garage door, consider these possibilities and ways to fix them.

No Gutters or Broken Gutters

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 from 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.

Poor Door Seals

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.

How To Fix the Leak in Your Garage Door

While any of these issues could be causing your garage to flood with water, the most common culprit is a loose-fitting bottom seal. Replacing the seal is the best way to ensure that water, leaves and debris stay out of your garage. Our expert contractors can take a close look at the seal on your garage door and determine if it needs to be replaced.

We can’t understate the importance of a good seal. And while problems with soil and sloping driveways are out of our control, we can help with the seal. Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne can inspect your garage door and take care of your repair or replacement needs.

Contact Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne for Garage Door Repair

Whether you need a new garage door seal, other repair or full replacement, look to the team at Overhead Door Company of Fort Wayne for help. We offer 24-hour emergency service and can help get you out of the fix you’re in whenever you need us.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or for more tips about keeping your garage clean and dry.

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