Rain causing damp through gap between glass and brickwork
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AlexM
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Rain causing damp through gap between glass and brickwork

by AlexM » Sun Jan 14, 2024 3:37 pm

The paint in one of the top corners of my kitchen keeps peeling away (usually after bouts of rain). The wall sits beneath a glass-roofed side return, so I'm wondering if rain is somehow getting through a gap between the glass and the brick-work. I'm not sure if I'll have to pull up all the flashing in order to determine the cause of the problem - It would be quite a lot of work to do so, so I'm just curious if here are any other obvious causes/If there are any easy fixes to resolve the issue? (I.e. Would it suffice to apply a lot of filler/sealant in any gaps between the flashing and the glass/brickwork?). Thanks
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Re: Rain causing damp through gap between glass and brickwork

by stoneyboy » Mon Jan 15, 2024 10:07 pm

Hi alexm,
Your problem exists because the lead does not cap the wall. Fit a new piece of lead on the wall and lap it down both sides.
Regards S

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