Jump to content

split face block reservoir


Recommended Posts

Seriously, what is the deal with that much water being trapped behind the block?

You Chicago guys have mentioned this a number of times before. What's different about this than any other veneer installation?

Link to post
Share on other sites

The background story is it's a Lincoln Park $1.2 million renovation with a little split face block addition on the rear....the usual issues, no flashing, etc.

Not a sign of water inside or out; nothing. Zero. IR shows nothing, Tramex shows nothing.

Blum, it's not veneer, it's single wythe.

Kelly is fixing all the other stupid stuff on this place, we got around to the block, and bingo.

I continually tell folks there can be water in the block with no apparent indication of such because when we tear them up, they're always wet. Well, this time we were just doing an exploratory, and hit the gusher.

There's thousands of these buildings in Chicago. They all got problems, and one can't necessarily see the problems. Now I have something to show them what I'm talking about.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it typical there to build homes (especially high dollar ones) out of concrete block in Chicago? I thought that was strictly a coastal sort of thing, especially older low buck construction. Admittedly, I've never been to Chicago but I haven't seen it in other large cities where I have been. At least not since I've been old enough to notice.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...