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    I converted a covered patio to an mud room for a daycare and didn't put sill sealer down under the bottom plate (slab on grade). now when it rains they are getting water in the new space. The outside wall is T-1 11 and the interior wall is finished with masonite. I have tried caulking both sides of the plate with pro seal but water is still getting in. any suggestions??

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    Is the slab tall enough that you can grade the earth around the perimeter so water will drain back away from the siding. You must however maintain a minimum of 2-4" below the siding so rot doesn't start.

    If not then you can install a subsurface drain tile system around the perimeter of the slab to diveret the water away from it. Below are a few good links to tell you how.