It is important to remember that brick is a porous absorptive
material, and that water can penetrate a brick wall wherever there
is a lack of material: at bond breaks, hairline cracks between
brick and mortar, unfilled joints, movement cracks, and even unfilled
line-pin holes. There are all sorts of opinions about whether water that penetrates a brick wall is coming through the brick,
through the mortar, or through small cracks in the mortar.
But it really doesnt matter how you visualize the moisture entering
into the wall system.
What matters is understanding the solutions that can prevent water
An important step in solving water problems is by hiring the right
contractor with the best knowledge and experience to do your job