I recently moved into a different home and am in the process of ripping out all the landscaping as the previous owners idea of maintenace was, well,.....I don't know what they were thinking exactly. Anyways there is a planter bed created with a wall. My concern is that when the planter was filled in they put the soil right against the brick wall of the house. There is a room there and I'm concerned with water issues because mortar can crack and cause leaks, correct? Questions 1.) Should there have been a barrier installed? 2.) If so I guess I should take out the soil and install one? 3.) What kind of barrier works best in this situation? No I DID NOT install this wall and do not need a critique on it, I'm just looking for help as I don't have the hardscape knowledge some of you do.