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.