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  • 1.  Weeps of the Past?

    Posted 10-13-2017 09:56
    I've noticed (in New Jersey) that developers back in the early 90's (and before then) put up many houses with brick veneer on the front face of their models and they all seem to lack weeps. I looked back at the 1992 CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code and saw the only reference to weeps was in a diagram (Figure R503.4). Absolutely no other reference or description as to what the weep was. Did building officials at the time just ignore the diagram, was it something developers knew they could avoid? In 1996 the newly adopted CABO 1995 Edition put additional information as well as a description which has been unchanged to date. The IRC 2015 cites it almost the same word for word.
    So why was that and has anyone found these development homes to be failing some 25 years late? No legal issues just writing a blog.
    Thanks for anyone's insight.

    Aric Gitomer AIA
    Aric Gitomer Architect LLC
    Morris Plains NJ
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