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Old 08-24-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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I have a 3 story 3 unit Frame Home built in 1881. The home next door is also a 3 unit 3 story brick building built in 1923. Here is my issue: My home only has an 8in to 10in gap in between the 3 unit next door. My home has the original wood siding (on this exterior wall only) that is rotted & causing moisture issues inside of the building. How do I repair or seal 3 story exterior wall with only an 8 - 10 in access??

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Massive problem???? Do you know a tall, thin guy? Some-one smarter than I will be along to help soon.

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There really is not much you can do with that amount of access space.
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Perhaps you could get permission from your neighbor to put a roof over the 10" space attached to your house and your neighbors house.
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Perhaps you could get permission from your neighbor to put a roof over the 10" space attached to your house and your neighbors house.
Zicon - THANK YOU. I have thought about that (or even enclosing the space & filling it with some type of expandable foam). I know this will solve the issue going forward but how do I remediate the existing moisture issue? any ideas?
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Only way is to tear down your house or the other. Sounds like they built or moved one of the structures for a zero clearance on the lot line.
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Only way is to tear down your house or the other. Sounds like they built or moved one of the structures for a zero clearance on the lot line.
Greg - Yes, that is exactly what I thought. I don't think it is possible to remove the entire wall from the interior to rebuild the exterior. WAY OUT of my financial league.
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If it were roofed over to prevent new rain from getting between the buildings, and there is good air circulation between the buildings, I think the wall would dry out by itself.

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