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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:56 am 
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Hello,

I recently built a verandah with a corrugated plastic roof and strip flashing but i keep getting water into the kitchen wall.

The beam is attached to the outside of the kitchen wall however is a little warped so 2 bolts will not go in all the way but the beam is secure, problem is i'm getting water leaking into the kitchen through the wall so i removed that part of the roof to investigate and removed the flashing, now if i was to hold a hose pipe and keep it directed at the wall and beam i cannot recreate the same problem ?

Originally i thought it was my flashing and water was collecting behind the beam and then soaking into the wall, this does not appear to be the case because if i was to hold a hose pipe and soak the wall and beam nothing comes through ?

anyone advise please as i'm lost i then thought it were the cracks in the mortar and pointing but again testing with the the hose makes no difference, no leak only seems to occur in torrential rain.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:06 am 
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If you have any photos it would help.
How do you know there is water in the kitchen wall? Is it coming through to the inside? Do you suspect it's getting into the cavity?


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Yes it is coming through the inside of the kitchen adjacent to where i've drilled in 2 places, i've got a couple of theories,

1. the pointing on the wall is not in greatest of condition as its a victorian house built in 1853 and i'm thinking it got behind the flashing tape and became trapped hence with it no where to go but soak through the wall

2. or trapped behind the beam and same again soaked through to the wall.

but again i soaked the wall with the flashing on and still it did not leak into the wall only seems to do it when theres torrential rain ?? totally bizarre.

I know there is water in the kitchen wall because i can see it stream down and dribble.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:25 am 
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Is it blowing up the roof, and under the flashing?
As I said, if you can post some photos of the roof and flashing it will give people a better idea of what's there.
There are instructions how to post photos here
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I think you could be right, i stupidly did not use the correct pvc flashing i tried to use the tape only and tried to arc it in a L shape but didn't cover the inner ridges of the roof hence under windy conditions and torrential rain it prob blew up under the flashing onto the beam and with the water with no where to go it went through the wall.

Don't have any pics of it as i've taken it all off to redo it with pvc flashing rather than bodge it with tape.

Can you recommend what width tape is best to go with the pvc flashing.

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Not really mate. I'm not sure that tape is the best way to go on brick.
I expect one of the builders will know the best way to do the job.


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Another thing i did not use a primer which is needed for porous surfaces, DOH! best bet i think is to repoint the wall, water seal it and then redo the flashing with the proper stuff.


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Yes the primer is a must with the tape.


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So with me just using the tape it would have gotten behind the tape and soaked through i take it ?


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It doesn't stick well without the primer, so it could be getting in either way. Up the roof, or down through the seal to the wall.


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I think your right, i have a damp patch on the inner wall and if i go outside it is exactly where the strip of flashing is, so it looks like its getting behind getting trapped and soaking in.


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ok i've taken it all down need to sort the wall out first some pointing, painting and then sealing with water seal.

this ain't good.


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Can't see the photos. Photobucket no longer allows free hosting for images.
There are instructions for posting photos here
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Just attached them in the same post.


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