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wasatch

06:35PM | 06/17/03
Member Since: 06/16/03
1 lifetime posts
I bought a house and have discovered that the previous owners had landscapers pile the soil high onto the brick veneer, causing moisture problems.

My dilemma is that to get the soil away from the brick and to properly grade the soil away from the house will be a huge job, requiring me to rip out trees and shrubs, etc.

Can I dig a trench around the house and fill it in with rock against the brick and thus facilitate drainage? The problem is that water still gets to the brick, but at least it can have a chance to dry out.

Anybody have any thoughts about this problem?


Piffin

12:44PM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
doing it that way might even lead water to the brick. You'll need to place a drian line in that trench and dig so you can lead it away to daylight with downhill slope, giving the water someplace else to go. Then fill with stone.

People do such stupid things to their houses, then blame builders when all goes wrong! Too bad those previous owners were more concerned with pretty than with drainage, mold and rot.



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