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Old 05-30-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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red bricked arch over front doors (leaking)

Have a 1940's semi-detached 3 bedroomed house.Over twelve months ago we had new double glazed front doors put in.We had the red bricked arch above the doors replaced at the same time because it was rough and tatty and would have look out of place with the new doors.When they took the arch down it came down in two big lumps either side of the granite key in the middle. Between the arch and the cavity blocked wall above it, was a membrane, a black sheet of something or other.The builder said thats why the bricks fell down in two lumps because the membrane was stopping the bricks adhering to the blocks and it should not have been there,The question is :- Should they have put a membrane between the red bricks and the wall above and is this why the red bricks are getting wet inside and dripping inside the doors ? They have given the red brickes two coats of Thompsons sealer but it hasn't made any difference.Please help.We are wetter now inside than we were with our old rotten wooden doors.Thanks.


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Old 05-30-2010, 08:56 PM   #2
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This page is for introductions, so perhaps a mod will move your question to a better place...?

What you might like to do is to take a few pictures so we can see some details of what you are talking about.

There should be several folks here who can help you. But just from your description, it sounds to me as though the bricks have not been flashed.

Obviously, that is only a guess. But water coming in means it is undoubtedly getting through from the outside.


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