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Old 06-21-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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concrete pathway formed

I am having a concrete pathway formed in between my house and neighbours. My house is lower than the neighbours and I have been told that when the cement is poured the bottom row of my house bricks at the foundation will be partially covered in some areas and totally covered at other areas. Should I insist that the workers dig down further to avoid my house bricks being covered by the cement? Thank you.

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slope of the sidewalk will be of more importance due to rainwater standing against the brick & eventually penetrating them,,, asphalt-impregnated ' isolation joint ' mtl should be placed against the brick to prevent this AND also from the new concrete abutting the wall.
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You need to make sure the weep holes remain above the concrete and the concrete slopes away from the house.
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Location, location, location! oops, wrong thread...

Slope, slope , slope.

Can they embed a secondary rigid weeper directing water away from the house, say, toward the street?
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If the house is older, there are probably no weeps to worry about. If the house is newer, hopefully the masons had enough sense to raise the weeps a few courses. As IRC stated above, make sure they use an expansion material like felt.
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