1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

April 15, 2008

:106 Debris Around Foundation

Filed under: :106 Foundation Debris — Tags: , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:01 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:106 EcoTip: It is important that dirt, leaves, mulch and other types of debris be kept well below the weep screed and the building’s walls. Allowing the weep screed to become covered or blocked can lead to moisture being trapped in the walls and deterioration.

The entire perimeter of the foundation should be checked several times a year to be sure that the weep screed is exposed to allow drainage and air circulation for drying.

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