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sweetp924
Dec 18, 2007, 07:16 AM
HELP!
I have a brick home in Brooklyn NY and since I bought it, whenever it rains especially long downpours, water drips inside the home just above the windows. I have had the home pointed and waterproofed and it still leaks when it rains. It only leaks on the backside of the home. When the pointing was done no wheep holes were put in, but no wheep holes were there when I bought the home. Brand new replacement windows were put in 2 years ago, with capping and really good caulking. The air conditioning sleeves were taken out and sealed with similar brick to match the existing brick on the outside of the house. After the sleeves were closed, I left the brick exposed on the inside of the bedroom to see if it still leaked and it did when it rained again. I could see the brick wet from the inside of the bedroom as if the water is coming in from inside the wall somewhere. The roof is a rubber roof. It was re-examined this summer and new silver paint applied, and gutters checked.
HELP!

ballengerb1
Dec 18, 2007, 08:14 AM
Does the roof have an overhanging eave?

sweetp924
Dec 20, 2007, 04:26 PM
Thank you for your reply and attempt at helping me to solve once and for all this puzzling and troubling recurring home owning nightmare.
It appears that the roof on the front side of the house has a overhanging eave. On the backside of the house, where the rainwater enters through the top of the window sill, there is a clipped eave/flush eave.
Could this be the culprit?
HELP!

ballengerb1
Dec 20, 2007, 04:50 PM
Sorry but I'm not familiar with the terms "clipped eave/flush eave" Even though I have no clue what you have described it is the likely area for rain to enter. Can you attach a pic or drawing?

KBC
Dec 30, 2007, 05:57 AM
Flush eaves sound like a fascia board and gutter line, or mop down lip for flat roof drainage.

If this is what your stating let us know.

Ken

sweetp924
Dec 30, 2007, 06:39 AM
Hi Ken. Thanks for your response.
What you described is exactly what is there. On the front of the brick house, the eave extends five maybe six inches from the brick on the home. On the back side of the house however, it is two or three inches max. I think that increases opportunity for rain water to enter through the wall cavity and leak above the windows. What do you think?

KBC
Dec 30, 2007, 07:01 AM
Where do the gutters come down?

Is there a drain in the center of thr roof, or no gutters at all?

Ken

gere_mit
Dec 30, 2007, 07:06 AM
Yes it is true that the lenggth of the cavity increases water entering.