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


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.



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




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.


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



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