Hello, I have a question I’m hoping that someone can help me with. I bought a 1982 24′ x 40′ ranch in maine (Zone 6A) that needed to be gutted. While doing the renovations I noticed that at the top plate, bottom plate and through the sill plate on the exterior walls there were 2 – 1″ dia. holes drilled in each bay.
I’m not sure why someone would do this? The house is sided with vinyl siding on top of Masonite siding and the only thing I can guess is its some kind of remediation to fix the problems with the Masonite siding. I have a major problem with ice damning & mice and want to plug these holes up but I’m not sure what effect it will have. I have researched this and cannot find an answer.
Can anyone please help me? Thank You
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