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Old 03-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #16
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Thanks guys for the tips, the entire house is full brick and yes that window is directly above the leak. This is the first time I have seen it leak down there but from the white efflorescence on the inside wall it appears its been going n for a while. I will grab the garden hose and try to locate the leak once it warms up. Windows on wash, how would I go about checking the drainage pipe under ground? Do I need to get a snake camera? And hammerlane the leak from as far as I can tell only comes in when the wind is driving it but I'm not all too sure we only moved into the house six months ago. Again guys all the help is totally appreciated.

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the entire house is full brick and yes that window is directly above the leak.
Could possibly be leaky windows or window sills
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:06 AM   #18
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You can rent the scope cameras in some parts of the country. That is what I would do in the case of the drainage pipe.

Start with a well sectioned out water test and the window sill/unit.
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It looks like there is not a dropped brick ledge on the top of the foundation, which is typically a good detail. When there's no dropped ledge, this is somewhat common to see the water forced inside, at least when large amounts of water enter through the veneer. I think it's relatively clear that the leaking water is getting behind the base flashing, which is what you see "hanging" out at the base of the brick. That same base flashing should extend up the wood wall at least 12", and be lapped over with the subsequent layer(s) of WRB..........
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Thanks to everyone for all the help, jomama45 is a dropped berwick ledge something that can be added now to the front? I can get more of the same brick if need be. Is that something that can be a DIY project or something I should hire a mason for?
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Thanks to everyone for all the help, jomama45 is a dropped berwick ledge something that can be added now to the front? I can get more of the same brick if need be. Is that something that can be a DIY project or something I should hire a mason for?
It's a little more complicated than that, the easiest way, believe it or not, would be to remove all the brick and relay them to create a dropped ledge.

Start here for more info on how to manage water inside of brick. Figure 10-a shows how a dropped ledge works, and should look:

http://www.gobrick.com/Portals/25/do...0Notes/TN7.pdf

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