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  1. #1
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    Default Please advise water leaking into brick house

    I live in a 1927 brick bungalow in Denver. Water was leaking into the house and 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 or border. Also, the brick goes down another 5 feet. I am thinking that creating good drainage away from this area (and no plants) will resolve the issue.

    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.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Please advise water leaking into brick house

    to clarify there is a concrete pathway around the house and the 'lip' borders it creating areas similar to planters.

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    Default Re: Please advise water leaking into brick house

    I would have a better plan: call a reputable roofer.

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