I am a first time homebuyer and we bought a five year old house in Ohio. The inspection was clean and it looked like a great buy. Little did we know that in six months we would have gallons of water leaking into the downstairs windows! The front of the house is brick and I initially thought the leaking was from poor sealing outside the windows. I sealed them but the following year I again had gallons of water come in. Add on some black mold and the whole situation is a nightmare especially since we have a baby on the way. The general consensus is that brick is porous and after a long rain the water goes through the brick and runs down the back of it and hits the top of the windows (from the back of the brick where it touches the Tyvek). I have been told that the water comes in through the top of the windows (above the frame and even inside the Tyvek) because they are flashed incorrectly... I figure I can have someone remove several bricks around each window and re-flash them but it will never match. Or I could spend $24 grand on an entire new brick front which I don't have! Please help because I am in desperate need of advice!
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