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How to Stop Water from Leaking Out of a Deck

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    LESLIE: Lee in Georgia is tackling some construction projects. How can we lend a hand?

    LEE: Ma’am, I’m building a deck that’s 30 feet high from the ground; 24 x 36. I was wondering if you could tell me, what can I do to stop water leaking out of it, because I’m to park my car underneath?

    LESLIE: Yeah, Lee, it’s actually called DEK Drain and their website is DEKDrain.com and that’s D-E-K-D-r-a-i-n. And it’s basically a channeling system that gets attached to the joist supports of the decking, so it creates almost like a U-shaped barrier in between each joist, on the support system for your deck. So as water comes through, it sort of goes into this channel system and then drains away. And it’s a sort of one-collection gutter, if you will.

    LEE: Oh, OK. I never knew that. Thanks a lot.

    TOM: You’re welcome, Lee. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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