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amyoyo 10-21-2012 05:01 PM

Please advise water leaking into brick house
 
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I live in a 1927 brick bungalow in Denver. Water has been leaking into the house and has caused considerable damage to the dry wall and downstairs floors.

It seems to be a problem caused by water trapped next to the house in an area with a concrete lip. I am thinking that creating good drainage away from this area (and no plants) will resolve the issue. Also, the brick goes down another 5 feet.

pic: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dazcxc38oidzrb9/house%20fix.JPG

I would really appreciate any feedback on my current plan:

-Fill in the area with dirt above the 'lip' so the water flows over it.

-Seal the brick to protect it from future water damage (I was recommended Block Fill). I am worried about this step as I have read that water-repellent and waterproof coatings can cause damage, but the brick will be covered by dirt so I am wondering if it needs additional protection.

-Should I cover the dirt with something else to protect it further?

Thank you for any advice/feedback.


amyoyo 10-21-2012 05:46 PM

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Also, the 'lip' for lack of a better name borders a pathway around the house, hope this picture gives a better idea.


amyoyo 10-21-2012 05:46 PM

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Also, the 'lip' for lack of a better name borders a pathway around the house, hope this picture gives a better idea.



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