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Old 12-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #16
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Flat roofs (older) with "deferred" maintenance can be a problem. With a bonded brick wall and a partially cavity, water obviously runs down and the drainage shows up there. Brick, despite it permanence is not waterproof and that is why the good walls are brick cavity walls.

With a roof leak, the interior damage may show up much higher or could be anywhere the water finds a path.

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I was hoping it wasn't a roof leak. Since all of the moisture is apparent within 3' above the floor. If it was the roof I thought the entire wall would have shown damage.

Is this a safe assumption?
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you may need to start opening up that inside wall...where the damaged plaster is....to see if you can find where the water is originating,

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