New shed... am I being conned?

Hi I just recently paid quite alot for decking and a garden room/shed.. It is only up 6 weeks and water is coming in from around entire bottom and sides, the guy who built it is lookin to just run silicone around the edges which I think is just putting plaster over big problem.. Could you tell me if this is what should be done.. I have pictures avail if needed and am desperately worried I'm being duped

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Garden in bloom
0 Reviews
Hi there what you have told me I wouldn't say re silicone in it would help if it is in close proximity to where it could have water come in it should have be resolved before being built in the first place best to have someone to look at it before thinking of replacing.
24th Feb 2022
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Anglia multi trades
33 Reviews, 100% Positive
I would not use silicone as it is not gonna do no good but it sounds like it is a drainage problem you can put a cement fillet along instead of silicone without seeing the problem this is to solution that I would use by the sounds of things so the water can run away from the building the silicone would only last a few months at the most
28th Feb 2022
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CJ handyman services
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Hello just running silicone in the inside won’t solve the problem you just hiding it for the wood to go rotten over time somwhere around the shed it’s not properly connected hence why you’ve got water coming through it needs to be properly assessed before just doing this and that especially after just 6 weeks that’s hardly nothing compared to most sheds that stand for ever 15 years and then just start to have a leak hope this advice is useful to you thank you
CJ handyman services
1st Mar 2022
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Can I get some pictures of that please
8th Mar 2022
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Steve's handyman
4 Reviews, 100% Positive
Don't let him run silicone round the bottom. Clearly there is a problem with the way it's been build and he is trying to get a quick fix for a few weeks.
The problem will come back!!
10th Apr 2022
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Air
2 Reviews, 100% Positive
Silicone is never the answer to a permanent leak the sides of a new shed should never leak unless rotten.
8th Mar 2022
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Sussex design and construction
9 Reviews, 100% Positive
Hello yes I think there is bigger problems than just putting a bit of silicone yes I have no problem looking at the pictures for you
24th Mar 2022
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Steven Camden
0 Reviews
Silicone is not going to work, you need to see how it’s getting in and work out solutions how to prevent it. Without seeing it, that’s as much as I can help. Good luck.
14th Mar 2022
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Tm interiors
5 Reviews, 100% Positive
Do not let this man back in to your property. Send me pictures and I am more than happy to advise you.
14th Apr 2022
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P&d Renovations
0 Reviews
Silicone isn’t the answer but hard to say a carpenter would really need to visit and have a proper look to give you the best advice but don’t accept him doing silicone that’s only a cowboy temp repair
16th May 2022
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S.Hibberd Landscaping Ltd
3 Reviews, 100% Positive
Hi. I'm willing to help. Could you please send me through some pictures? Thanks sam
27th May 2022
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Asm driveways
1 Reviews, 100% Positive
It should be on a concrete base
11th Mar 2022
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Would live to see some pictures of the job.... however water should not be coming in your shed end off. And you are correct, silicone is not a fix all material!
16th May 2022
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Artisan Building Contractors
9 Reviews, 100% Positive
Feel free to send photos to me I can let you know if there's an issue
31st Mar 2022
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JC Joinery
0 Reviews
Hello,

What is on the roof? Is it felt?

Can you share pictures?
28th Nov 2022
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Croft Rooms Ltd
0 Reviews
No it shouldn’t sounds like decking is to high and not sloping away from shed
26th May 2023
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