Q What type of weather resistive barrier (WRB) should be used behind brick veneer?

A Matt Risinger, owner of Risinger Homes, a custom builder and whole-house remodeling contractor in Austin, Texas, responds: When selecting the proper WRB for behind a brick veneer, it’s important to understand that brick is not waterproof. In fact, brick is highly porous and absorbs water readily, so it cannot and should not be depended on to...

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