airbrick

airbrick

(ˈɛəˌbrɪk)
n
(Building) chiefly Brit a brick with holes in it, put into the wall of a building for ventilation
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But a cure could be as simple as unblocking an external airbrick - perhaps earth or rubbish has piled up.
Also check that all your airbrick vents are clear - they may have a build-up of soil, which can also cause dampness.
Also check that all your airbrick vents are clear and above ground, as blocked air vents (with build-up of soil) prevents ventilation and causes dampness under the house.
WHEN it rains heavily my driveway gets flooded, which leads to the rain going though the airbrick and into the footings under the floorboards.
UK Flood Barriers began trading in 2007 and has since launched more than a dozen new products under its Flood Angel brand, an anti-flood airbrick.
Benn also announced a 15million [pounds sterling] fund to assess and manage local flood risk, as well as funds for people to install flood-protection measures in their homes, such as door boards and airbrick covers, and money for rescue boats and crews.
They hollowed out the mortar from an airbrick in their cell and planned to tunnel their way out.
Picture after picture of walls of great beauty, with never a coping, an airbrick, a drip mould, a flashing, a dpc or anything that might mar a purity so perfect that you could frame a photo of the Gilardi House and hang it on the wall as a work of abstract art.
The overall cost of protecting an average home is expected to be between 3,500 to 8,000 using measures such as door barriers, airbrick covers, non return drainage outlets and waterproofing walls.
To be eligible, the buildings must have been flooded between April 1 last year and March 31 this year, and the money is intended to be used for the installation of flood resilience equipment to safeguard properties in the future - like airbrick covers to waterproofing walls, moving electrical fittings, altering floors and installing a driveway barrier.
Fitting neatly into a 16 or 18-inch opening, this can instantly solve the dilemma of how to have a real ame re without the mess or expense of having to reline a chimney or have a new airbrick tted.
Birmingham City Council received a grant of PS153,900 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to protect 27 homes from flooding using a variety of flood boards, airbrick covers and non-return valves.