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martimartin 11-29-2008 07:36 AM

Patch Foundation Holes in Cold Weather
 
I didn't do it this fall, and now I'm really regretting it, cuz some rodents have moved in. I have a trap set for the rodents, but need to patch the holes so no more come in!! The guy at the hardware store says there's nothing that will work in this weather. Do I really have to wait til spring, or is there a cold weather solution?

Thanks!!

travelover 11-29-2008 08:30 AM

Can you stuff steel wool in the holes?

martimartin 11-29-2008 08:32 AM

ooh - good suggestion! But how to keep it in place - or would they not bother trying to get around it?

martimartin 11-29-2008 08:33 AM

"they" = rodents!

travelover 11-29-2008 10:21 AM

Not sure of the nature of your holes, but if you can jam in the steel wool, they won't chew it like a softer material.

inspectorD 11-29-2008 02:56 PM

yup
 
Steel wool first, then expandable foam in a can.:D Give it a little blast and it will hold everything to the brick.
They never get in after that, and you sealed an insulation leak.:D


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