If you've never done it before, the process of bidding,
planning, and executing brick veneer on a custom
home can seem pretty intimidating. There are always
a lot of unfamiliar details to think through whenever
you work with a new material,
and brick is no exception.
structural headers, flashing and sealing around doors and
windows all require a new way of thinking when the
house is clad with brick.
Fortunately, brick has been around for a long time, and
there are plenty of resources available. First, you should
familiarize yourself with the Brick Institute of America
(BIA, 11490 Commerce Park Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1525;
703/620-0010). For a dollar each, you can order