I have a 5 year old all-brick (block with brick) home.
Weep holes and flashing were installed over the windows, doors and where the brick meets the foudation, but not at every floor level around the entire house. This must satisfy code in Chicago.
One side of the house is exposed to lots of wind and when it rains, we get some water coming in over the windows on that side. We are having the flashing/weep holes checked today.
I'm wondering if it is practicle to add or correct flashing and weep holes not only above the windows, but also around the entire house by removing small sections of brick? or....
are there any other solutions to this problem. (We did have a spray-on waterproofing done, which helped a bit, but didn't eliminate the problem)
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