Mar 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Hi all. Wr moved into a newly built house in Sydney for 1 week and having a lot of spider issues. I’d really appreciate your suggestions on two things
1. There is a gap under the main door and i see large spiders in the foyer almost everyday! The first photo marked as A shows the gap under door and also gap at the corner of doorframe. Any ideas how I can permanently seal this under door gap ? I tried the foamy sticky door seal stuff from bunnings which came off everytime we open the doors
2. There are gaps between the doorframes and fall/floor around every door in the house. How do I seal the gaps at the bottom of door-frames? Any full proof ideas? Every time I vacuum, I get tiny creepy spiders coming out from these gaps
PS: already requested the RE to look into these gaps but if they dont do anything, i want to i form the owner and get this fixed myself. I am an arachnophobic so I cant stay like this too long ☹️
PS2: pest control booked for next week! But i think i need to fix this gap otherwise pest control wont help much
Re: How to seal gap under main door and door frames2
Mar 03, 2019 11:50 am
External doors should be fitted with weather seals to keep water out and stop air convection. Properly fitted seals will keep spiders out.
Internal doors usually have gap at the bottom for heating return air.
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Re: How to seal gap under main door and door frames3
Jul 24, 2019 11:40 am
I too having same issue , I build with burbank Sunray 2500 and my front door is solid timber door which had too many issues since first day and after few visit Done by builder they ask to put weather sealer at the bottom to us , they can’t help with that.
My door is 1.8 m door (900 mm each panel) I think
Can someone please advise door seal which would be appropriate for timber door
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