Bricks Caulking a window on a brick house

Published on October 27th, 2016 | by Henri


Rainwater dampens wall, ceiling

Q.  Can you please help me find a solution to repair the intermittent water incursion I have on the front of my 13-year-old two story brick home? The water dampens the inside ceiling and wall of just one of the rooms in the front of the house. This only occurs when the rain comes hard/sideways with higher winds from the west/southwest (which faces the front of the home ).

I have no other water incursion anywhere else around the home, even with high wind/rains.

All of the windows have been recently caulked and the roof has been checked out to be fine.

A.  I would need more information, perhaps including photos, to be certain. Specifically, I would  need to know if the windows are recessed within the brick work, as is common, or if another installation was made.

With the information you have provided, my guess is that if the leak is found on the ceiling of the first floor and there is a matching window directly above the first-floor window, water incursion may take place through the brick sill of the second-floor window.

Also, all mortar joints should also be checked.

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