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    Air Brick Help!

    I've recently had a couple of air bricks added at the side of my property to our lounge.

    The air bricks were installed below ground level so I now have a 2 foot hole with an air brick at the bottom.

    Any ideas how i'm best to fill the hole but allowing the air brick to still allow air flow?

    I was thinking some sort of half box section and then building the dirt back around it.

    My concern currently is that if it rains heavy then Water may enter the air brick. The ground is mud so I can dig a small over flow below and away from the air brick.

    Hope the above makes sense and any help/advice would be great.

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    You mean in the second cavity wall? Doesn't make sense to me sorry.

    Airbrick below ground level? Who put it in?

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    M1sterDeeds

    You mean in the second cavity wall? Doesn't make sense to me sorry.



    I've had damp treatment internally to our dining room. This room has a solid floor so were advised air bricks would be of no benefit to this room. Our room behind (Lounge) has a suspended floor but no real signs of damp. As this floor is suspended I asked the damp specialists to insert a couple of air bricks externally to allow air flow to our lounge. Between our property and our neighbours the ground level was higher than the air brick/under floor level internally. In order to install the air bricks a 2 foot hole was dug so the airbricks could be installed. I'm now left with a hole and i'm concerned this may need leveling or something installed to prevent rain water running straight down into the air brick.

    I've found a product called periscope ventilator. I think this is the product needed.

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    xfaxfa

    Airbrick below ground level? Who put it in?


    The damp specialists who were treating another room at my property. On there meter reading there was signs of damp but not a great concern. I asked if they could install airbricks to allow the air flow in my lounge. They were going to do this to my dining room however, once the flooring was needed we found out it was a solid floor. Hope it gives a clearer understanding. The periscope ventilator is what I'm after just didn't know the name of the product.

    Sounds like the level of the ground outside might be too high, and may well be the cause of the damp. Is the damp proof course above ground level?

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    BluePandaMan

    Sounds like the level of the ground outside might be too high, and may … Sounds like the level of the ground outside might be too high, and may well be the cause of the damp. Is the damp proof course above ground level?


    The house was built in the 1930's/1940 so I have a feeling the damp course was no existent or has weathered away over time.

    Mine was built in 1928 and has a đpc made of slate.

    A periscope air brick is what might be needed, but these go into the wall, not outside the wall, allowing the outside to be higher than the inside.

    This is where I found out about it
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