driveway close to/covering air bricks

Postby antonyelliot » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:54 pm


sorry this post may not be in the right area, and it is quite long but i wanted to get in as much info as ossible

i am looking to buy a semi detached house at the moment, the house has a patterned concrete drive that looks like it has been laid over the original drive.

the drive extends around as a path to the front and the rear of the building.

as it slopes up towards the detached garage at the rear of the property it cuts up and halfway up one of the air bricks. around the rest of the property the bottom of the air bricks are approx 5-10mm above the height of the drive.

i have had a drive contractor out to have a look and he is working on an estimate for fitting a drainage channel around the house.

the vendor has had her builder out he suggested either a drainage channel or that the air bricks could just be raised leaving the driveway intact. Is this an acceptable solution? (i believe the dpc is 2 courses of bricks above the air bricks.)

many thanks for any advice
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