Since having a garage built & rendered I have been plagued with dampness
getting in at the point where the roof & the concrete blocks meet. There is
a small parapet on top of the front facing garage wall built I presume to
make the garage look good from the front & to hide the roof from the front.
This is the point where the damp gets in. I have been concentrating on the
felt etc here but am beginning to think that I am on the wrong track. It has
just struck me that the copings could be the problem. They are 5.5 inch
copings & with the 4 inch blocks & the rendering on the garage walls the
copes have virtually no overhang. I have phoned the local builders merchant
looking for 8 inch copes but he says next size up is 11 inches which is
obviously too big. Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do to
If longer copes is the solution buy 11" - hire a disc cutter and
shorten them to suit.
Maybe there's a local firm specialising in brick & tile cutting - I
recall seeing one such firm in the midlands - Atherstone, I beleive
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