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fee 03-06-2007 11:28 AM

Leaky bricks?!?!?!
 
Hi there,

We have just put a window in a previously bricked up wall, which is now leaking (the wall abve the window). We have located the leak to be the top 2 rows of brick we put back on top of the lintel…but cant understand why they are bring in water???

Any help much appreciated.

Cheers
Fee

concretemasonry 03-06-2007 12:35 PM

Apparently the window was not properly installed with flashing above. Do you have flashing to direct any water away from the house wrap/moisture barrier to the exterior of the wall where it is supposed to go?

This is allowing water to get behind the brick. When it hits the lintel or window.


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