Thumbs up for weeps!

water-drop-284x300 Thumbs up for weeps!

We have recently found a few buildings with EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems) intended to be a moisture drainage design, which were missing weeps.  The manufacturers of these systems require weep elements (drainage tracks, holes, slots, etc.) along the base of the walls and at transitions to allow water that infiltrates behind the EIFS to discharge.  Without weeps the water remains trapped in the wall and can lead to leaks inside the building, mold, damage to structural elements, and even falling pieces of EIFS cladding.