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Sealing an interior brick wall

gwaterson
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Sealing an interior brick wall

I have a room under the house and water leaks into this room after rain. It comes through a side brick wall and I cannot access the outside of this wall as it is underground (on the high side of house). I have run drainage pipes, gravel and plastic but this only covers the first 500ml of the wall depth. The wall is approx 1800ml underground.

Is there a sealer available that I can apply to the inside of the brick wall which will stop water seeping through.

 

 

Kind regards

Graham

 

 

Community Manager Jason
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Re: Sealing an interior brick wall

Hi Graham (@gwaterson),

 

Welcome to Workshop. We are pleased to have you join us. I'm sure you will find plenty of useful advice, information and inspiration here from the community. 

 

Sorry to read of your water seepage problem. I hope some helpful community members can assist.

 

Jason

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MartyH
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Re: Sealing an interior brick wall

@gwaterson

 

I think you would need to consult a professional. Perhaps an engineer like @BIM_Engineer might be able to point you in the right direction.

 

My feeling is that I don’t think a sealant on the inside will fix your problem. It might temporarily stop water from seeping through, but it will actually trap water within the brick wall and accelerate its deterioration, leading to significant repair costs. I would think that you need to access the entire exterior wall. 

BIM_Engineer
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Re: Sealing an interior brick wall

@MartyHThe right direction is for @gwaterson to put up photos. Why?
1. Most people are visual (a Picture says a 1000 words)
2. Engineers aren't wordsmiths.. our services are in great demand
3. The Questions, Photos & Responses add to the database of solutions for others in need
4.5. etc
To be honest I don't waste time visiting building sites these days unless clients provide photos & Information beforehand using mobile devices etc,

the same applies to forums and blogs.
I am happy to assist if some photos can be taken and I can see what the issue seems to be.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Sealing an interior brick wall

Hi again Graham (@gwaterson),

 

Please let me know if you need a hand uploading some photos so community members can see what you are working with.

 

Thanks,

 

Jason

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Kermit
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Re: Sealing an interior brick wall

Tough one @gwaterson. Good luck with it. I don't think sealing is the answer as the water has to go somewhere. If you were to seal it you would effectively just be creating a dam wall. 

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