Comments on: The Brick Window Sill and Water Leaks Around the Window https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/brick-window-sill-water-leaks-window/ Thu, 02 Mar 2017 12:58:02 -0600 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.13 By: frankschulteladbeck https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/brick-window-sill-water-leaks-window/#comment-4837 Sun, 29 Jan 2012 11:55:51 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1590#comment-4837 I am afraid not to my knowledge. If the sill is causing a leak, the only method that I know to rectify the situation is to rebuild the sill.

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By: John J. Crawford https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/brick-window-sill-water-leaks-window/#comment-4836 Sat, 28 Jan 2012 22:40:30 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1590#comment-4836 I also have brick window ledges with very little angle. Is there an insert available to cover the brick and give it some slope?

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By: frankschulteladbeck https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/brick-window-sill-water-leaks-window/#comment-3072 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 13:29:39 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1590#comment-3072 Hello Mindy,
I would insist on repairs before closing, so not a deal breaker. Most builders uphold their warranties, and they want to keep their clients happy, so I suspect that your builder would do the same. As for the leak, has the cause for the leak been determined? Before the air conditioning is installed, contractors will leave the windows open to cool the house. If it rains, they do not bother to close the windows. I give this as an example of something that might not need repair. However, the greater concern is if the builder is repairing the source of the leak, or is he doing something to make you think that it has been repaired.

If you know why the leak occurred, then check to see if a repair was made in that area. Have the construction manager explain the repair to your satisfaction. If you do not know the source, ask them to explain the repair, and how did this repair resolve the issue. If you had a home inspector, ask if they charge to come back out to examine the repair. My policy is not to charge when I have already inspected the property, and this is a common practice among many inspectors, but there are inspectors who want an extra fee, trip charge, of around $75. Once you are satisfied, then proceed with the closing.

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By: Mindy https://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/for-the-homeowner/home-maintenance-for-the-homeowner/brick-window-sill-water-leaks-window/#comment-3048 Mon, 20 Dec 2010 17:37:25 +0000 http://yourhoustonhomeinspector.com/?p=1590#comment-3048 My husband and I are purchasing our first home and we found leaks around the windows during an inspection of a new home. We are scared but everyone keeps telling us that the builder will fix it and we should not be concerned. Would you consider this problem a deal breaker? (fyi, the windows are also located inside a curved wall behind a spiral staircase) We need advice! Thanks!

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