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69 - IMG3780681
Interior water damage.
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70 - IMG3780709
The flashing has lost its seal on the front lower roof.
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72 - IMG3780724
The mortar is cracked between the brick slabs above the leak area on the front lower roof.
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73 - IMG3780735
This area is not sealed on the flashing.
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75 - IMG3780746
Area where mortar is cracked between the brick slabs. Below is the area where the caulking has failed along the flashing.
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77 - IMG3780764
White marks on the brick are a sign of water getting into the brick. It is calcium build-up.
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78 - IMG3780799
There is a hole in the mortar between the bricks, above the flashing in the area of the leak.
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79 - IMG3780809
The small hole is located in this area.
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80 - IMG3780872
A temporary seal was applied between the brick slabs.
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81 - IMG3780876
The mortar is cracking.
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82 - IMG3780880
A new seal was applied along the flashing.
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83 - IMG3780885
Sealant was applied along the top of the flashing.
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88 - IMG3780967
No step flashing or counter flashing installed on the small overhang.
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87 - IMG3780939
The flashing is missing in this area. The leak area is below.
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89 - IMG3781040
Ice and water shield was installed over the area of missing flashing as a temporary measure to close off any gaps.

The Challenge

The Client approached Mr. Roof Repair with concerns about a leak that is coming into their bathroom at the front of the home.

The Solution

Mr. Roof Repairs Roofing Specialist (RS) Team determined that there were a number of factors that could have been contributing to the leaks. They noted that there were a couple of areas on the front lower roof where the flashing has lost its seal. The mortar between the bricks below the window was also cracked. There are white marks on the bricks which is a sign that water is getting into the brick. There is also a small hole in the mortar above the flashing.

On the second story above the leak there is an overhang that does not have proper flashing installed. All of the above issues could be contributing to the leak that the Client is experiencing.

The RS Team applied a sealant to the top of the flashing on the front lower roof. As a temporary measure, they also sealed between the brick slabs where the mortar is cracked. They also temporarily installed underlayment on the over hang where the flashing is missing.

A quote was provided for the installation of proper flashings on the overhang. It was also recommended that a Mason be contacted to address the issues with the brick.

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