Victorian Terrace Persistent Minor Roof Leak

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Re: Victorian Terrace Persistent Minor Roof Leak

Post by 88v8 » Sun 9th Jan, 2022 11:10 am

J_Ashley wrote:
Sun 9th Jan, 2022 11:00 am
88v8 wrote:
Sun 9th Jan, 2022 10:51 am
And given that it's only single brick, with lead under the capstones there will be less cement bond to hold them in place.
This is a good point - it could exacerbate what is potentially already the cause of the issue.
88v8 wrote:
Sun 9th Jan, 2022 10:51 am
I would renew the bricks. Use engineering bricks, no additional lead.
Engineering bricks are not absorbent.
I assume we're only talking of replacing the parapet bricks (i.e. the top course only) with engineering bricks, and not any lower?
Yes.
Just the top courses that are exposed to the weather.

Ivor

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