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Water ingress around inside kitchen window

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  1. BathDIY

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    Have noticed some signs of what looks like water ingress inside my kitchen window. Have been outside, removed the strips around the window and siliconed back in (which hasn't helped).

    I now notice that there are no gaps in the brick joints above the window (which are present on other windows on this part of the property). I believe these allow the water from the cavity drip tray to safely exit the wall/cavity.

    Any thoughts? What can I do about this issue?

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    What's the guttering like, is there a gutter joint above the corner of the window?

    Andy
     
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    The guttering was poor but it's now (late last year) been redone and is fine.
     
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    Was it leaking onto the window?

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    Draw around the damp mark with a pencil and write the date next to it, then check in 2 weeks to see if it has got bigger or smaller.

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    No not (noticed) it hitting the window itself although I would guess it may have come close-ish in very bad weather (it's a 2 story house kitchen on the ground floor).

    I would guess that the guttering was leaking (downpipe blocked) for some time.
     
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