Weep Hole Condition Can Impact Installation Of Weep Hole Screens
Rid-O-Mice is the perfect wall vent cover regardless of the condition of your weep holes,
however you may need to clear trash mortar or cut Rid-O-Mice to fit the non uniform holes.
What To Do With Trash Mortar If You Have It
We find about 3% of our customers complain about stubborn trash mortar filled weep holes. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do with our product to make it easier. It has to do with the brick layer. The best approach is to use a masonry drill bit and remove as much of the trash mortar as possible.
Trash Mortar Can Range From None To Light To Severe
If drilling the mortar is not a job for you, find a local handyman to take it on.
This home owner was not able to push Rid-O-Mice into the weep hole. He sent in this photo illuminated by a flash light and we were able to advise the importance to use a mortar drill to clear the following areas however ensuring to remain inside the box.
Specifically, don't drill mortar above nor below the brick line.
(Wear eye protection when drilling)
It is difficult to make the inner box square with a round drill bit, and that is why our covers have bevelled edges.
With a little bit of work the home owner was able to clear the mortar, clean out the hole and install the covers.
This work is fairly easy but you can always hire a handyman for a reasonable fee.