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Home Repairs and Maintenance: Can I cover weep holes in a brick wall with dirt?

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Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

December 17, 2006
8:21 PM

Post #3006812

I'm making a flower bed next to my house. I was wondering if it would be ok to cover the weep holes with dirt or do I need to make somekind of box around them so they aren't covered? What if I extended them out with plastic tubing? Any suggestions welcomed.

Thanks!

Xeramtheum

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Bubba_MoCity
Missouri City, TX

December 18, 2006
1:58 PM

Post #3008302

Bad idea! - You will provide the perfect entry for all sorts of bugs - especially ants. Fireants seem to find weep holes without any assistance, but this is putting out a welcome mat.

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