1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

April 14, 2008

:105 Weep Screeds

Filed under: :105 Weep Screeds — 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.

1:5:10:105 EcoTip: The weep screed is a type of metal material that is typically installed at the bottom of a home’s stucco or some types of siding that allows any water that get past the outer finsh coat or material to drain away and exit. It is important that there be a minimum 4 inch clearance between the bottom of the weep screed and the soil or landscaped surface of the yard. 

If sidewalks, driveways, patios or other concrete or hard surfacees are installed next to the builidng there needs to be a minimum of 2 inches of clearance between the weep screed and that surface.

image credit: City of Long Beach, CA

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