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Yes there are rain gutters and the down spout has been fed into (according to the builder ) an existing drain/soak away but this is not near the area where water is gaining ingress into the garage.
I don't know if the footings, which is basically the surface the brick work is built on to, are sloped away from the wall as i thought this would all be down to the buildings inspector to check and approve?
The biggest issue now is the neighbour has put up a wooden vertical slatted fence so there is next to no access to the outside of the wall at the base!! Whilst that is not "our" problem but the builders it still does not help me in the long run as i have basically got a wet garage with damp issues whenever it rains!!!!!
No to the fencing point as the new fence panels have been installed in the original post holders.
Very difficult to monitor the rainfall / standing water as the gap has been spread with pea shingle!!! Not sure if this was the builder or neighbour (not been able to speak to the neighbour ).
Lots of promises from the builder to come and check it but no one turns up.
What i need to know is where do i stand with regards ***** ***** this should have been built, i.e. should the lintel have been laid on a cement bed as the surrounding bricks were. Should the footings slope away from the base of the wall. What are the regs with regards ***** ***** points and should the building inspector have checked these points. If not what are the inspectors being paid for as the one i had was quite happy to take the builders word on most points! I even had to argue on several other points i knew about.
Not a very happy puppy!!
Are you still dealing with this ???
1. lintel was being used to span over old pipe work i believe but not 100% and as far as i recall they were laid directly onto the footing concrete which may or may not have had shuttering around.
2. If they are not supposed to slope why did you ask about the ground sloping away from the wall?? Bit confused there.
3. What are the regs about water running into a building?? The inspector says its not his job or repsonsibility !! if not then what is he getting paid for?? The plans may not contain anything about the wall other than what it is built with etc. Not sure i understand your comments!!