There is a common misconception that garage doors are waterproof and/or pest proof. The garage is meant to give shelter to your car, store tools, sports equipment and anything else that needs to be packed up out of sight.
Rainwater, aided by gravity, creeps, seeps and runs where it’s not welcome. Most garages are not designed to be completely watertight, but if water pools on the garage floor after every storm, it can get old quickly. Depending on the location of the garage in relationship to the driveway, and the scope of the problem, a few simple steps might help. In some cases, however, costly drainage measures are necessary to alleviate the problem.
You may also need to remove and replace the bottom seal of your garage door. A bottom seal is a strip of rubber or vinyl that attaches to the bottom of the garage door. This helps keep out insects, wind and water. Some garage doors have an aluminum track that holds the seal in place. It might be time to get a new bottom seal if you can see light or feel a breeze at the bottom of the door.
Instead of replacing the bottom seal with a new one, you could install a threshold seal. A threshold seal attaches to the floor rather than the bottom of the door. A high-quality threshold seal will last longer than a bottom seal. However, this makes it hard to push water or sweep debris out from the garage. Storm Shield is an example of a product that can reduce the amount of water that comes into the garage during a rainstorm. Remember that the garage is not waterproof and/or pest proof.
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