Jerry Carrier works for Glen-Gery Corporation as a brickwork design adviser. He speaks frequently on brick masonry topics, provides brickwork technical assistance, and performs specification reviews and inspections.
Contrary to popular perception, brick is not waterproof. Water gets behind it and can rot the structure and ruin finishes. A brick design expert describes the flashing and weep details that ensure water can get out from behind brick veneer before it causes problems.