When my house brick veneer wall was constructed, no weep holes (and their flashings) were installed under some window sills. There are at least 7 weep holes missing under the window sills. I have checked my neighbor's house, and he has them not only under the bottom window sills, but above each window and also elsewhere on his brick wall.
The blueprints for the house state "Provide weep holes at 33 inches on center maximum in brick veneer", but my county does not inspect them.
When I raised the issue with the builder along with some other service issues, the builder asked me to propose a monetary settlement. However, I have not been able to obtain an estimate of how much the installation of the missing weep holes would cost from any of the masons I have contacted. They simply tell me that they would not do the job, or they do not respond to my voice mails.
I understand that the absence of weep holes in a brick veneer wall may have devastating consequences for the wall immediately behind it. I paid about $ 16,000 for my brick wall, and I would like to make sure that my house meets its blueprint specifications.
Your advice on how to go about this issue and a general idea of the cost of installing missing weep holes would be very much appreciated.
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