Brick

Brick JLC Field Guide
Rarely does brick as a material fail. The challenge is making sure it's supported properly, that it’s securely tied to the structural wall, and that the measures have been taken to ensure that moisture won’t affect the wood framing behind brick veneer.

Brick Featured Articles

Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows
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Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing... Read more

Best Practices: Brick Veneer That Works
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Best Practices: Brick Veneer That Works

Strategies for avoiding failure Read more

Retrofitting an Oversize Door in Structural Brick
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Retrofitting an Oversize Door in Structural Brick

A row house gets a new, 900-pound, triple-glazed slider. Read more

The Case of the Leaky Sunspace and the Brick Wall
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The Case of the Leaky Sunspace and the Brick Wall

For years water dripped into offices housed in a glass enclosure -- for days after... Read more

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Brick Instruction

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Replacing a Patio's Brick Border

For best results, use the right kind of brick and the appropriate type of mortar. Read more

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Weather Resistive Barrier Behind Brick Veneer

Because brick is highly porous, installing the proper WRB is critical to protecting the sheathing. Read more

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Q&A: Creating a Non-Combustible Wall Behind a Gas Stove

What's the best way to create a non-combustible surface behind a gas stove in a living room? Read more

Stabilizing a Brick Exterior
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Stabilizing a Brick Exterior

Unstable brick is tied to the floor framing with standard hold downs, threaded rod... Read more

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Reusing Salvaged Brick

Old bricks are risky for exterior use; save them for interior projects, and use the proper mortar Read more

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