Latest Discussions : Roofing & Siding

Dinosaurus

05:36AM | 08/18/06
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
Hello All,

Question one is how can I tell if there are weepholes in my house and if they are working properly. Can they get clogged?

If they are clogged how do you fix it?

2nd question is on the roofline there are those vent things that let the air get into the home. How can I tell if they are blocked? I have no way of seeing if they are blocked.

Thanks


Piffin

01:41PM | 08/29/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
Are you speaking of weeps in brick veneer?

If so, it is common for them to become blocked, but it is also far too caommon for builders to allow masons to lay the brick with no weeps or for them to landscape in such a way that soil or plantings clog them.

The weeps should be visible as 14" to 3/8" holes in the mortar joint near the very bottom of the brick siding.

Sometimes a cottom weave piewce is used to maintain a way for moisture to bleed out, so a discolouring is all that is visible.

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