I took this picture the day after it rained.
The pooling water shows how the sill
on this high end retail store angles in
to the wooden window instead of away.
Another store in the same block.
I poured some of my Deer Park on the sill to show how this is reverse also.
The finish already has signs of deterioration, even though this store was just finished this past summer.
|This is the store we worked on.
I did this work for a truly great company,
but they didn't do the millwork or design.
I noticed how bad the sill angled in when we finished the stucco and washed the windows.
A little Deer Park shows water pooling
against the wood window mullion.
I am sure this custom made mill work for this store wasn't cheap. It is sad to see something built to fail.
|The rule on brick sills is to angle
the sill 15 degrees away from the building.
These bricks are level and the
weep holes on the window mullion
are caulked shut.
Stucco and brick are porous and require more of a slope than wood to avoid excess water penetration.
What is wrong with this picture?
|This store was well done. The wood
sill is angled a good 15 degrees or more
and projects well past the material below.
Maybe there is hope.
|I took this picture of an old building
a few miles away to show correct weep holes
under the window mullion that aren't caulked
shut. The sill has a slight pitch for water run
They don't build them like they used to.