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Protecting wood well cover from moisture

well cover protection

We thought a layer of flashing would keep most of the moisture away from rotting our new well cover.

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Did you put sealant under the edges of the flashing?

If you leave the edges open and exposed as they are on the picture, you might actually pull water in between the wood and the flashing (through capillary action) and trap it there.

That could make both the wood and the metal rot faster...

Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Feb 8 17:44:08 2015

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