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MPandamc

07:32AM | 01/27/05
Member Since: 01/26/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
We just had a new rubber roof put on in Sept. along with brick pointing and a spray whether proofing sealer for the bricks. Our roof is still leaking. The house is over 50 years old, a twin rancher with a flat roof. The leaks are occuring on the party wall in the front & rear corners of the house.The house is entirely brick on the outside. The roofer came back & inspecteed the roof after the first leak with the new roof and does not believe it is the roof. We are baffled and cannot figure out where the water is getting in. It leaked prior to september which is why we had all of the work done but the problem still exists. Please help! Any ideas?? Thank you.

Piffin

07:56AM | 01/30/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I doubt it is the roof membrane either. A coomon leak is in brick walls like this. The only way to be sure is to have what we call thru flashing. meaning a lead flashing continuos through the wall, which requires dismantling a prtion.

To avoid that, a sealcoat is often effective, but not always.

A compromise between the two that avoids demo and expensise isa metal cap over top of the wall

Excellence is its own reward!


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