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JakeyC

01:20PM | 08/30/04
Member Since: 08/29/04
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We have a 1 yr old home and the grading from the foundation to the back of the property does not meet the local code of 2% slope.

After exhausting all other options the builder has stated they will need to remove the bottom 3 rows of brick along the back of the house and replace with concrete block. The ground level can then be raised a few inches to meet the minimum 2% grade requirement.

Wont removing brick cause some stress on the brick above and perhaps cause cracks to appear in the mortar at some later date ?

What is the minimum distance the weeping homes be above ground level ?

Thanks in advance for your replies.


Piffin

04:47PM | 09/04/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I would want such a situation to have a thru lead flashing atop the blocks. That means going even higher with the brick demo. yes, it can destabilize the brick veneer if not carefully performed.

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