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  1. #1
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    Jul 2007

    Default Missing mortar at weep?

    Unless new practice, haven't seen this before.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Garland, TX

    Default Re: Missing mortar at weep?

    "Insect guards" there are many different products available.

    The favorite around here is Great Stuff and caulk

    Then they call for other specialized inspections to take care of the problems they created, cha-ching

    badair Garland, TX 75042 TREC # 4563
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Ormond Beach, Florida

    Default Re: Missing mortar at weep?

    Those are manufactured 'weeps' for that specific use. They are approved for use. They are designed to allow greater weeping than from a standard 3/8" weep hole, and, if some mortar is inadvertently dropped behind then, they do not clog up immediately, as does a 3/8" weep hole.

    If you see those, the mason may have also used something like this MORTAR NET .

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( )

  4. #4

    Default Re: Missing mortar at weep?

    Hello Ross,
    This product also allows air pressure to equalize behind the brick and therefore not push (or suck) water through the wall. The "rain screen" wall design. THis is an improvement over cotton weeps and is rarely seen in chicago except on commercial jobs.


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