Wall cavity question?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Berts, May 15, 2021.

  1. Berts

    Berts New Member

    I have an area where rain water has pooled against an external wall of a 1900s terrace. The bricks are now damp. There are no air bricks. The ground outside is raised concrete. I am thinking of bringing down the outside level and installing a aco drain. I will install some air bricks and clear out the cavity in the bottom few rows. There is cavity wall insulation in the wall. If I clear out the cavity as much as I can how do I stop the remaining insulation dropping to the bottom. I have been told gutter brushes can be pushed into the cavity. Can this be done? Does this make sense? I can't afford to have all of the insulation removed completely
     
  2. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Doubt there is a cavity given age of property.
     
  3. Berts

    Berts New Member

    There is definitely a cavity
     
  4. Abrickie

    Abrickie Screwfix Select

    Series of holes in bed joints and lock the insulation in place with expanding foam ;)
     
  5. Severntrent

    Severntrent Screwfix Select

    That builder was way ahead of his time
     
  6. Abrickie

    Abrickie Screwfix Select

    Not really, by the 1920’s cavity was more widely used than solid but it was definitely used in the 1890’s:)
     
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  7. stuart44

    stuart44 Screwfix Select

  8. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Screwfix Select

    Our 1902 house has cavity walls
     

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