When an insulated window, like this one above a garden tub, loses its seal replacement is the only option.

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But they are not all so easy.  Sometimes the smallest of details leads to larger problems.  This little nail in the aluminum casing was probably the culprit behind a water leak.

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On the interior the sheetrock was so damp that this hole came from a child bumping the wall.

 

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But inside this vintage Victorian was a classic can of worms.  A previous repair was made with cement!  The water deteriorated wood so badly that the majority of the “demolition” was done with my shop vac.

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But that left me without a better option! Marine-grade epoxy was used to seal the remaining timber and new concrete was added.

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The exterior portion of the repair was completed with a high-quality silicone caulk.

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