Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!

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Ameds
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Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!

Post by Ameds » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:01 pm

I noticed a leak in my garage after a windy rain storm last night. The whole south side of my house is soaking wet from wind driven rain.

I noticed that the exterior wall where the leak is located has a caulked weeping hole. Is this the obvious reason for the leak? This is the only weeping hole that seems to be blocked.

Should i remove this immediately?

Judging by the thermal image, the water is coming in at the sill and drywall isnt wet.
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Re: Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!

Post by A. Spruce » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:07 pm

If you think it's a weep hole problem, then I'd definitely clear it. Most that will happen is you recaulk the hole.
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Re: Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!

Post by Shannon » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:57 pm

I would say some blew in around the door seals as well but that weep hole is likely the culprit for most of it IMO.
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Re: Water leak caused by blocked weeping hole?!

Post by Clarence » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:03 pm

There should be flashing between the bottom of the brick & the top of the foundation.

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