Studying Bugs Before Building

Our adherence to building science requires more than simply designing and constructing to a climate zone. We also study the local environment, including wildlife. For example, most weep holes in brick or stone walls are traditionally round or rectangular; however, blindly following standard practice in Central Virginia and the DC Metro would cause a major problem because of one type of wasp.

BuilderFish CEO Jonathan Fishbeck explains how a waffled piece of plastic makes all the difference. (If you're wondering, we cut flush to the wall so you won't see plastic jutting out.)

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