Weepholes are essential for ventilation and drainage of brick walls, but create problems with mice, cockroaches, bees, wasps, termites and more. In bushfire prone areas they must be screened to meet AS3959:2018. We have weep hole covers and vents to solve these problems.
The Australian Building Code NCC:2019 and Australian Standards AS3959:2018 and AS1530.8.1:2018 are concerned with improving the quality of Australian buildings and the health and safety of their occupants.
All too often, we hear of homeowners pushing steel wool or pot scrubbers into weep holes to block them and keep pests out.We get it, and at first glance it looks like a clever, cost effective and innovative solution.
'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.
In recent years several plastic weep hole products without metal mesh have achieved compliance with AS39659:2007 via testing in accordance with in AS1530.8.1(2007). Here at Weepa we have some serious concerns about this trend.
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 by the entry of water through weepholes.
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 not common in modern housing.
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 cavity under certain conditions.
The original design of the High Performance Bushfire Weepa was the result of extensive testing undertaken at CSIRO Manufacturing & Infrastructure Technology, at Ryde in Sydney, NSW.
Extract from Food and Safety Endorsement Statement PE-490-WP-07b "HACCP Australia Pty Ltd endorses the installation of Weepa Products' weephole protectors as effective and food safe devices for the prevention of rodent
Bushfire Attack Levels in AS3959:2018 BAL - Low There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements. BAL - 12.5 Ember attack and radiant heat up to 12.5kW/m2. BAL - 19 Increasing levels of ember attack
Even if you have regular professional termite inspections, knowing the signs of termite activity can help save your home! Here are our top 6 signs of termite activity every homeowner should know.
Having a bee or wasp nest in the walls of your home is surprisingly common. After all, the wall cavities of your home are dry, warm and protected from predators, so an ideal place for bees and wasps to build a nest.
You don’t have to be an arachnophobe to not want spiders around the home – redbacks, white-tails and black house spiders have nasty bites and to many, huntsman are downright scary.
Everyone wants a pest free home. There are a 3 key actions you can take to achieve this goal: make conditions around the home less attractive to pests, carry out preventative pest control treatments and eliminate potential pest entry points.
Termites are everywhere in Australia. CSIRO estimate that 80% of all homes are within 25 m of a termite nest. So, it’s important to have a termite management plan in place.
It’s been estimated that termites cause around $1 billion dollars of damage in Australia each year! With termite damage not covered by standard home insurance policies, it’s important that homeowners take all possible steps to prevent termites from entering their home.
Termites are pretty much everywhere in Australia – it has been estimated that 80% of all homes are within 25 m of a termite nest! So, whether you're aware of it or not, there are probably termites trying to get into your house right now!
The chances of your home coming under termite attack during its lifetime are as high as 1 in 3 in some areas of Australia. You may think it’s bad luck if your home comes under termite attack... it’s not.
Bee swarms are on the move and looking for a new home at this time of the year. Cavity brick walls provide the perfect place for a hive because they are safe and warm and weep holes are the perfect entry point.