Weep hole


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weep hole

[′wēp ‚hōl]
(civil engineering)
A hole in a wood sill, retaining wall, or other structure to allow accumulated water to escape.

Weep hole

A small opening in a wall or window member, through which accumulated condensation or water may drain to the building exterior, such as from the base of a cavity wall flashing or a skylight.

weep hole

1. A small opening in a wall or window member, through which accumulated condensation or water may drain to the building exterior, as from the base of a cavity wall, a wall flashing, or a skylight.
2. A hole near the bottom of a retaining wall, backfilled with gravel or other free-draining material, to permit water to drain to the outside of the wall, so as to prevent the buildup of pressure behind the wall.
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Limited tenders are invited for supply of weep hole monitor.
Inside the boot there is a weep hole that needs proper cleaning.
Notes: The weep hole is drilled above the foot valve, but a good distance below the frost line.
To improve drainage, dig a narrow weep hole 2 1/2 feet deep using a posthole digger.
The holes should be fitted with screens to prevent insects from using the weep hole as entranceways.
In fact, they sign each piece of their Super Polymer Vinyl Siding with their own unique "signature of excellence", which is symbolized by the heart-shaped weep hole in every siding panel.
Heartland takes great pride in the design and manufacturing of vinyl siding products, symbolized by the heart-shaped weep hole in every siding panel.
OSHA's allegations that corrosive material from the leak reached the reactor's weep hole and that Arcadian knew of the leak before the accident occurred are completely false.
Resistant to water stains, this performance deck shoe also features microfiber leather and medial weep holes for drainage.
The prevention tip listed is to provide proper flashing and weep holes at bottom of the wall.
If the house has had an extension built against the side or back, look out for weep holes above the flashing indicating that a cavity tray damp proof course has been fitted.
It will provide drainage and ventilation, while keeping weep holes unclogged, and preventing damage to flashing.