May 25, 2020 1:29 pm
When our house was built the paving out the back partially covers the weep holes. Weep holes are about 2 courses high and paving comes up 1 course. So there's still about 90mm of the weep hole visible.
I've seen a lot of discussion around not covering the weep holes at all but my issue is that the weep holes run from the footing up two courses. So if you were to lay paving, grass, soil or anything else most people seem to say you shouldn't even lay it over the footing as it would partially cover the weep hole.
What are the thoughts of everyone on here regarding partially covering the weep holes?
For reference, the house is termite treated, roofing timbers are treated and the footing detail is a 2 course detail (meaning the footing is 2 courses below the slab). Located in WA as well.
Re: Partially Covered Weep holes5
May 25, 2020 4:34 pm
Ok so if there is no issue with it, why do a lot of people say "don't partially cover weep holes as it will attract termites"?
Doing some research it seems to be a common phrase I've come across and I'm trying to work out whether or not it is actually a problem if I laid paving against the external wall and covered half of each weep hole along the wall
Re: Partially Covered Weep holes6
May 25, 2020 4:35 pm
If you had a timber frame, this would have been a concern, but I clearly really don't see how this is a concern for double brick.
But this is just my 2 cents, so let's listen what the experts tell us.
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