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Old 07-12-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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Was walking around the house and saw a piece of cardboard sticking out. upon further inspection, looks like the seal around the exterior wall gap melted or came undone and exposed the interior..filled with cardboard.

i'll put in a warranty request for them to reseal this. but ideally, how should this gap be sealed? i don't want them to just put cardboard in there again.

any thoughts?

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Houston
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If it isn't for something like a weep hole, I'd want them to fill it with mortor . It looks like they tried to use some kind of caulking or did you do that? Seems like an easy fix unless their is a reason for it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Mix up some Quickrete & fill the gap with that. I'd take the old stuff out first though its hideous.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:20 AM
 
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If this is anew house it seems this is a expansion joint in the bricks and use rubberized caulking..no big deal, either the builder will come or you can buy a caulking tube for few bucks and do the job in 15 minutes..
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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That's normal and you will see few of those around your house depending on the size.

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Was walking around the house and saw a piece of cardboard sticking out. upon further inspection, looks like the seal around the exterior wall gap melted or came undone and exposed the interior..filled with cardboard.

i'll put in a warranty request for them to reseal this. but ideally, how should this gap be sealed? i don't want them to just put cardboard in there again.

any thoughts?

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...psaa6e14d1.jpg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...ps60bd9f81.jpg

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/...psf62364d7.jpg
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