utopia78 wrote:Weird, I just replied about the importance of a water test but can’t find the reply now :S
Water tests are our first thing we do. Make sure to water test low and work high. also it could take an hour or longer of constant soaking to start to see the leak.
Also, I wanted to add that if you think the water could be migrating t…
Doobie wrote:Hi Justin,
I’m not a real pro on this forum, the other two respondents so far of Kurt and Chad truly are, but I’m thinking of a couple of other questions here to MAYBE help narrow this down as I know water infiltration is a mighty tricky issue to solve.
Is this the only window this is happening to?
Are there other windows below wha…
Are the leaks on the second floor or first floor windows or happening on all windows .
The leaks are only happening at one of the building’s exterior walls – the brick wall in my pics. The other exterior walls are the same assembly as the brick wall, except they have split-face CMU cladding rat…
email@example.com wrote:I am curious as to the location of this building as your profile does not state where you are from.
If there is no weather resistive barrier on the building, replacing the head flashings of the windows does very little as to deflect the water outward, as there is nothing to keep the moisture directed toward the…
Skillman wrote:Are the leaks on the second floor or first floor windows or happening on all windows .
The leaks are only happening at one of the building’s exterior walls – the brick wall in my pics. The other exterior walls are the same assembly as the brick wall, except they have split-face CMU cladding rather than brick. Those walls do not…[Read more]
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:A couple of photo’s would be helpful.
As for not having a “drip edge” or some sort of turn down, to cauls the drip, I can see moisture getting pulled back in under a flashing and it migrating back toward a wall via capillary action. While this is possible, I think the problem is probably further within the wall.…
Thanks for the input. Pics are attached.
First pic is an overall wall view. It’s the top two floors of windows that have leaking at the heads. Second pic is a closeup of the top of the “gable end” wall, including the precast coping (the material under the the coping and the head course of brick is cast stone / Renaissance stone). Then another…[Read more]
I’m an architect, not a contractor. But more relevant to my question, I’m a homeowner who’s trying to figure out the best way to address leaks that are happening at some window heads of my condo building.
One masonry contractor that has reviewed the building is convinced that the lack of drip edges at thru-wall flashings of the parapet wall…[Read more]