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Re: Big Waterleak in Garage after driving in the rain

I had 3 other Chrysler vehicles a Minivan, a Journey and a Pacifica (plus other none Chrysler vehicles) in the same Garage, none dumped so much water on the floor that I had to mop it up or put buckets under the car.
Also please remember that it takes 1 to 2 hours for all the water to drip out of those inner fender felt liners. It is unresonable to expect the car/home owner to stay that long in the garage to clean up the mess.
Now to the people with their answers.
I tried to have the water evaporate it takes about 4 days, as long as I do not drive in the rain again (the garage floor is sealed). If you do not remove the water you get mould.
Floor drains are illagal in garages. If you get a permit to install a floor drain it requires an oil separator. That is a major construction.
MOULD is a HEALTH HAZZART.
I do blame Chryler for this MESS they are installing these felt liners.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:31 PM
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Re: Big Waterleak in Garage after driving in the rain

I just cleaned off my garage floor of all the gravel and crud that accumulates from a long winter in Western Canada. After cleaning the garage there was a fine layer of dust in on the floor. I went down to the car wash in the neighborhood. When I parked my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Edition with the Panoramic Roof in the garage I noticed the same problem that you described. Because of the dust on the floor I was able to pinpoint the spot where the water dripped from the Jeep. I think that it may have come from the panoramic roof drain on the front passenger side of the vehicle. Just a thought that may help with the mystery. I have seen reports on this board where the drain pipe from the Panoramic Roof got pinched in production or it gets clogged with debris and drips into the interior of the Jeep.
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Re: Big Waterleak in Garage after driving in the rain

You might want to consider installing a rubber cover base where your sheetrock meets the garage floor. Run a bead of silicone caulk @ the junction point first. Then install the cove base (comes in 2" and 4" height) using vinyl adhesive with a 1/8" notched trowel. I had the same issue with winter slush melt in my garage and this gives a nice looking finish and keeps water off the bottom of the wall.

I have my garage floor epoxy coated (professional installation - not the cheap out of a can stuff from Home Depot) because the salt and chemicals dripping from cars can eat up a garage floor. The installer etched, ground/filled the eroded/spalled spots and skim coated the low spots so my floor now properly slopes to the door opening. So I am proof a poor floor can be corrected. It costs about $3 per square foot.

I also have an 18" rubber floor squeege and regularly use it to remove the water puddles in the winter. In the summer, I just let the water evaporate.
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Re: Big Waterleak in Garage after driving in the rain

I wouldn't recommend a vinyl/ rubber cove base in a garage as an attempt to seal the lower edge of drywall. Better off cutting the bottom 6" out and replacing with durock, which is a fiberglass reinforced polymer cement board.
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Re: Big Waterleak in Garage after driving in the rain

Just spray rubberized undercoating over the felt if its that big of a deal. I personally appreciate all the things Chrysler did for the Jeep in the way of sound deadening.
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Re: Big Waterleak in Garage after driving in the rain

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I had 3 other Chrysler vehicles a Minivan, a Journey and a Pacifica (plus other none Chrysler vehicles) in the same Garage, none dumped so much water on the floor that I had to mop it up or put buckets under the car.
Also please remember that it takes 1 to 2 hours for all the water to drip out of those inner fender felt liners. It is unresonable to expect the car/home owner to stay that long in the garage to clean up the mess.
Now to the people with their answers.
I tried to have the water evaporate it takes about 4 days, as long as I do not drive in the rain again (the garage floor is sealed). If you do not remove the water you get mould.
Floor drains are illagal in garages. If you get a permit to install a floor drain it requires an oil separator. That is a major construction.
MOULD is a HEALTH HAZZART.
I do blame Chryler for this MESS they are installing these felt liners.
My parent's have the felt liner's on their Mercedes and have never had an issue. If anything Chrysler's are better as the felt is very thin compared to other luxury car's, only issue I had was snow accumulating on them and even then the melt was minimal. Maybe you should blame Planet Earth since it made the rain.
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Re: Big Waterleak in Garage after driving in the rain

you could turn your garage into an in-law suite and park your jeep in the driveway
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