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dms98e

12:34PM | 04/02/05
Member Since: 04/01/05
2 lifetime posts
I've noticed that on one side and on the back of my house the foundation seems to be leaking water. It looks like the water is draining out of the brick veneer and down the foundation causing it to mold. is this normal? I don't think I have a busted water line because there is no signs of water damage or smell from inside the house. Thanks for you help with this.

Drew

Piffin

06:18PM | 04/25/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
it sounds like you don't have properly functioning weep holes in the brick veneer. Either they were never left in plsce, or they are cloggd with debris. have mason check for rthem.

Concrete does not mold.

Mold requires heat. moistures, and foodto grow, Remove any of the three, and it will not propagate. you probabluyw ant he4at in your house, so that leaves the other two. Concrete is not a food for mold, but the dust that settles into it is. SCRUB IOT DOWN WITH BORAXO

Boron is a natural deterant to mld growth.

But you still need to deny entry to that water.

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