Knowledge Centre

Since 1994 Weepa has been a family owned business creating innovative products to assist builders and homeowners with their weep holes. In that time we've built up a wealth of knowledge about the topic. Some of it is listed below. If you have any other enquiries be sure to contact us.

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Summer Fire Season 2016/2017 Report

  With many areas having above average fire risk this summer it’s important to remember that weep holes in brick homes allow embers to enter and start a catastrophic fire. Embers... Read More

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Importance of Weep Holes

Weepholes are the gaps left between some bricks in external masonry walls. They serve two important purposes: Ventilation of the internal wall cavity - Without ventilation, mildew, dry rot and damp reduce... Read More

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Bushfire Compliance (AS3959:2009)

A Guide to Weep Holes in Bushfire Prone Areas In response to devastating bushfires in Victoria in 2009, Australian Standard 3959 was updated and republished AS3959:2009. The Building Code of Australia... Read More

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Ember Attack in Major Bushfires

Major bushfires such as the Canberra firestorm and Black Saturday fires have focused public attention on the protection of homes and lives during future bushfires. Research into the cause of building... Read More

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Cavity Airflow Research

2013 Weep Hole Airflow Research Weepa commissioned new airflow research in 2013 to test a wider range of products and some new prototypes. Results showed that all bar one of the... Read More

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Leaky Building Syndrome

'Leaky Building Syndrome' describes when water penetrates the building envelope and is held between the interior and exterior skins. Fungal growth then literally eats away the wall materials.  The building types... Read More

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Plastic Products and Bushfires

In recent years several plastic weep hole products without metal mesh have achieved compliance with AS39659:2009 via testing in accordance with in AS1530.8.1. Our own Weepa Pest Stoppa is one... Read More

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Water Blowing through Weepholes?

Here at Weepa we receive many calls from home owners who are either worried about, or have been told that, the damp and moisture problems in their homes are caused... Read More

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Faulty Guttering Timebomb

Most high front guttering installed with spring clip systems in Australia does not comply with Australian building codes and Australian Standards. This roll formed guttering pushes water back into the... Read More

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CSIRO Bushfire Weepa Appraisal

The design of the High Performance Bushfire Weepa was the result of extensive testing undertaken at CSIRO Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology, Ryde. The simulated bushfire exposure consisted of radiant heat and ember... Read More

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HACCP Endorsement

Extract from Food and Safety Endorsement Statement PE-490-WP-05 "HACCP Australia Pty Ltd endorses the installation of Weepa Products' weephole protectors as effective and food safe devices for the prevention of rodent... Read More

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Rising Damp or Leaky Building Syndrome?

Mould, blistering paint and damp and cracking plaster. What is the cause, rising damp or Leaky building Syndrome? While rising damp was a big issue in older inner city houses it’s... Read More

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The Weepa range is subject to Intellectual Property Rights: Aust Pat Nos - 713335, 762230, 2007237177, 2007215369, 2008271915  Aust Pat Aps - 2013211506. International PCT AU2007/000004, PCT AU2014/000123.  NZ Pat No 567674, Sth Africa Pat No 2008/03841, USA Pat No 8171677, Canada Pat No 2629033, Germany Pat No 602007037097.3, Spain Pat No ES2491221, Italy Pat No IT1984580, France Pat No FR1984580, United Kingdom Pat No GB1984580. Des Reg 137021, 150609, 156915. Aust TM 775282, NZ TM 961710, USA TM 4457028, Europe TM 1145302.