Well, this is what we found on a house we looked at last week with a missing end cap. The gutter water dripped down the front elevation where it landed on a telephone junction box, from where it obviously splashed back up the wall.
Left unchecked we guess for over a year the problem is now complicated, the soft red bricks have become saturated and started to fail and, of course there is now internal penetrating damp.
Repairs will be necessary to the brickwork – cutting out and replacing the failed bricks, internally the plaster will need to be hacked off and replaced and then of course the room redecorated. Cost, we reckon at least a grand and if it’s not done soon it’s going to get a whole lot worse.
Don’t put off that 79p job – it’ll probably be the best investment you’ll ever make.
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