Found some more leaks!

We couldn’t figure out how we were still getting water on the front portico even with all the repairs we had done to the walk out roof above it. Frank decided to go up and clean the box gutters to see if they were leaking. Well, we found the leaks. The box gutters had been separated from the house and were letting water just run off the roof and right down into the brick walls. A little bit of flashing and some self tapping screws and we have solved the problem for now. It’s always fun working almost 20 foot up on a ladder.

4 thoughts on “Found some more leaks!

  1. mislewis January 8, 2021 / 19:39

    Wow those box gutter have been nothing but trouble!!

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    • moorelandhouse January 8, 2021 / 19:41

      Yeah, but then again… try leaving your gutters alone for 130 years and see if they are still on your house. =)

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  2. searhcing for a historic ky home January 9, 2021 / 19:49

    have you thought about cleaning all the debris out of the box gutters to help with the water flow? Being full of all that stuff doesn’t make a good flow to remove water!

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    • moorelandhouse January 9, 2021 / 19:56

      We have cleaned out quite a bit of them. Unfortunately… at some time in the past they have punched holes through the gutters in places. There is no logical flow of water anymore. If the water makes it to where they attempted to put a downspout, it just runs into the crown molding metal and into the brick anyway. The box gutters are an absolute mess and will all have to be redone. This has been one of the main contributors to the shape the house is in right now.

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