How to fix a leaking concrete ceiling?


Presuming the place is built right or something close to normal & expected. You would drill a small hole (drinking straw or pencil sized) in the dripping area of the ceiling so an Endoscope Camera could be inserted to catch the leak in action. This would be repeated probably just 2 more times until the leaking pipe is found.

When drilling the hole you'd want a bucket underneath to catch any puddled water up there or just have towels on the floor around a bucket & insert a short bent piece of wire to direct the water down into the bucket.

Then, you rip out the entire ceiling & permanently fix the pipe & that means DO NOT use some screw-on piece of garbage that fake plumbers have been pushing for decades. The Landlord must be involved in all of this & must be the one to have the above performed by a Real Professional...

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In addition to being an eyesore, leaking ceilings can cause major problems around your home. Here’s how to identify and stop your ceiling leaks.

Spotting Your Leak

Wet flooring and brown or dark-colored splotches on your ceiling are common signs of a leak. Leaking ceilings can also cause bubbling paint and wet walls. If you notice any of these signs, address the problem immediately. Ignoring leaks can lead to structural damage and mold and mildew growth.

Identifying Your Leak’s Source

The source of your leak will determine how you fix it. Unfortunately, finding the location of your leak isn’t always easy. Water can travel considerable distances before eventually pooling and dripping. Here are three clues that will help you pinpoint the origin of your leak.

Leak Frequency: Drip frequency is a good indicator of your leak’s location. Dripping that coincides with rain is usually a sign of a leaking roof. If you notice a steady flow of water, your leak...
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The Leaking Flat Roof Repair Guide

In December 2015, Rawlins Paints published an article about how to repair your flat roof, and it received great feedback and further requests to do a follow up roof repair article. Who are we to not write about subjects we love? Read that article here.

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Repairing a flat roof (be that a school or hospital, outhouse or storage) is similar to fixing a puncture on a bicycle tyre. There does come a time when emergency fixes suffice, and others when a permanent flat roof repair job is required. Simple roof repair DIY fixes are great, although if you are ready to take the next step and look at doing a more complicated professional level fix, read on.

Water torture can be unbearable, especially dripping through the ceiling on a cold and windy night. Nobody wants to get the step ladder out and risk a National Lampoon’s accident, so all Chevy Chase advice has been omitted from this article.

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After sealing a leak in your home, it will be time to fix the damage. Follow these steps to repair a water damaged ceiling.

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This roof leaks during the snowy part of winter and during storms in the summer, certainly due to poor flashing. The soffit that meets the roof is one of the toughest areas to waterproof. In the photo, you can still see signs of an ice dam. An ice dam occurs when snow melts and the water freezes when it hits the colder edges of your roof. Eventually, water pools behind the dam and works its way back up under the shingles and under the soffit until it finds an opening through the roof.

The solution begins with good flashing, since this should stop leaks from rainfall and might stop the leaks from ice dams as well. Begin by removing the shingles down to the wood sheathing and slip a strip of adhesive ice-and-water barrier (available where roofing products are sold) under the soffit/main roof joint. Depending on how the roofs join, you may have to cut a slot to work it in far enough. It should overlap another piece of ice-and-water barrier laid below, all the way down to the...

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If there are signs in your basement that the foundation has leaked you want to get those leaks fixed in the short term to ensure that there you have no headaches in the future. In this post I will discuss the considerations and processes pertaining to the repair of leaky foundation walls.

Your foundation wall is leaking, right?

It may seem like a stupid question but we regularly run into situations where a wet basement is caused by leaking plumbing. Yes, there are homeowners who don't realize that the tap is leaking water onto the basement floor. Step one is to always confirm where the water in the basement is coming from - a plumbing leak won't go away if you fix the foundation wall...

Once it is established that the foundation wall is, in fact, leaking, we can go about repairing the wall leak.

Considerations when fixing leaking foundation walls

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If a flat roof shows signs of age-related deterioration, patching various leaks may be an ongoing project. If this is the case, it may be time to call in a professional to replace the entire roof. On the other hand, if a leak is caused by either a lifted section of roofing felt, a tear or crack in the material, or a faulty section of galvanised flashing, you can successfully repair the roof yourself.

Examine your roof carefully. Although the roof may appear flat, it has a gradual slope to assist run-off. Also, because water travels, the leak may not be directly above the room with a dripping ceiling or damp walls. Sweep roofing chips to one side with a stiff-bristle broom. Look for blisters, cracks and tears or lifted seams in the roofing felt. Mark any suspect areas with a piece of chalk. Inspect all galvanised metal flashing around the perimeter, vent pipes and chimneys for raised or damaged sections. Look for evidence of dried-up standing water. These areas are indicated...

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A water stain on a ceiling is a foreboding sight. Not only is it ugly, it also often means that something is actively leaking and more damage may be hidden. But, don’t panic. Fixing a water stain is pretty straightforward. If you follow this simple guide, you’ll be ready to deal with any discoloration you find on your ceilings.

Finding the Source

The very first thing you need to do if you spot a water stain on your ceiling is to see if there is any water on the floor below the stain. This will help determine if the leak is still in-progress and how heavily it’s leaking. If water is on the floor, you’ll need to lay down towels or buckets to collect any remaining dripping water. Excessive water on your floor can stain carpets and buckle wood floors, so it’s best to dry it as soon as possible.

You might be tempted to repair floor damage at this time as well, but it’s probably best to wait until after you’ve finished all of the work on the...

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Posted by Matthew Stock on Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Although most common residential foundations are made of poured concrete, many homes in the United States, especially in areas where transportation of concrete is an issue, sit on foundations made of concrete block, sometimes called cinder blocks or CMUs (concrete masonry units.)

Concrete block foundation walls sit on a footing, which is a pad of poured concrete wider than the foundation wall that helps distribute the weight load of the house. The construction of the foundation begins with pouring the footing in a trench containing wood or metal forms. The footing must be located below the freeze line and may be deeper when a full-height basement is desired.

The width and thickness of the footing will be determined by the size and construction of the house and the load-bearing capacity of the soil.

After the footing has cured, masons lay the first row, or course, of concrete block on top of it in...

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sealing leaking concrete ceiling?

The condo I am in has a poured concrete garage and when it rains heavily some water has found its way through the concrete perhaps via rusty formwork nails left, and is bringing lime or whatever with it - lime that has destroyed the paint on my car.
Apart from building some kind of ceiling drip tray, are there any other options like painting the ceiling part with epoxy or something?

to justin

Is this your reserved parking space?
Concrete is porous.
Can you get to the level above and see if there is a way to keep water from pooling up there?

to justin

Agreed, DryLOK is great stuff, but I would only consider using it as a Short-Term "Band-Aid" solution to the problem...

The REAL Issue is just WHY there is water infiltration of the Garage Ceiling in the FIRST place... (Damaged Roofing/Flashing, etc.?)

I'd bring this issue to the attention of your Condo Owner's Association, and ask to have it...

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