Water into Air Bricks


Postby beadie » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:32 am

THe design of my drive means the water flows back to the outer wall of the house. The air bricks are at ground level so that water builds up at the side of the house and goes into the air bricks and drains away. I have looked through the airbricks under the house and can see no standing water. Is this normal for the water to build up and then drain away. Would the house have been designed to drain the water away like this. It is 10yrs old house. Is there anything I can do to stop this. Thanks
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Postby wishiwascorgi » Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:29 am

i think this would be better in the http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/forums/viewforum.php?f=178

When u looked under the house did you just look through the bricks or did u lift the floorboards and check. Is the drive new or was that laid when the house was built? If it is new then it sounds like cowboys could have laid it and used this for convenience. If it was laid at the time of building then the houses drainage system could have been designed that way but i don't really think that is the case. But like i said post it in the driveways part of the forum and they should be able to help better
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