I won’t be getting much, if any, work done on the rig today. I have a 1PM lunch date with my neighbour, after which I’ll be helping her out with some to-be-determined tasks. I had planned to spend the rest of the day working on the leak issue, but I got a dinner invitation from a colleague. I had promised to make myself available this weekend to take her daughter for a driving lesson, so I’ll be doing that later this afternoon.
This morning I did go outside to look for a possible leak source. Penny seems to have been right on the money; the awning appears to be the culprit.
I poked around behind the wall in the bumpout and all there is the plastic thingamabob the awning pole is screwed into. There is no water damage any higher up the wall. So, it looks like I can just cut off the inch or so of rotten board, fix the leak from the outside, make sure the inside is nice and dry, and then cover the hole with trim.
While the area is wet, I don’t see any mould and the flooring is still sound. I dried the area overnight after spraying with an anti-mould product and a lot of the discolouration is gone.
Now, to fix the leak. I’m guessing I need to dig out all that black caulking and apply new? I know for sure the leak isn’t coming in from the bolts because they are higher up than the water damage.Share on Facebook