Case Study: Brick Sill Creates Wall Damage
Before and After
Repair a brick wall with cracked bricks, poor joints.
Use a sill stone with drip edge instead of brick on top.
The Underlying Problem:
The masonry and bricks on the top row had cracks letting water in.
Sills made of bricks are inherently weak, and should be stone.
The Problem: A Sill made of Brick
We knew there would be water behind the wall.
The vertical masonry joints between the bricks had failed.
The Damage: Rotted Wood, Mold.
There was water and mold on the insulation, and the damage spread up.
Worse than Expected!
Water entry and a humidity imbalance led to extensive damage.
Minor maintenance would have prevented this.
The original chimney and stucco team was called in to repair the chimney.