I've traced a damp issue to water ingress underneath a double glazed uPVC window unit. The unit sits directly on top of masonry tiles which are pointing downwards to create a window ledge (just re-done the mortar on them, needs painting). See pics. The window sashes have weep holes in the frame below them which drain outwards correctly.
My question is, do uPVC FRAMES have drainage holes in the bottom? If so, that would explain the issue as the gap between the tiles and frame on the outside is sealed, so water can't escape. I wouldn't expect frames to have drainage though, as water shouldn't be able to get into it?
Any help would be much appreciated. Once I've sorted this leak I have a long list of jobs to make good the ruined wall below it, this has probably been going on for decades :(
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