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Old 11-02-2006, 10:28 AM   #1
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i had a gutter that leaked on my brick home during the end of last winter, i fixed the gutter, but the brick had absorbed enough water to mildew during the spring. and even grew moss. i want to fix it but have no idea where to start? The water also soaked through the wall and cause cracking in the paint inside. I know that it is a solid masonary wall, so my main concerns are drying the walls out, repairing the damage inside ande the mossy grout outside, but i would like to prevent this from happening again or anywhere else on my home. what do i do?

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Old 11-02-2006, 10:58 AM   #2
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Is the paint inside on the brick itself? - No wood, plaster or gypsum board in the wall?


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Old 11-02-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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it appears to be cement. the home was built in 1940. I tapped it with a hammer and it is pretty solid as though it is solid cement, so i am not sure if that will help you at all but i hope so.
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