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3 ways to secure your brick veneer wall

Brick or brick veneer? That is the question. And when you're dealing with drywall, the question becomes even more vexing. Do you remove the drywall? Leave it? If you don't want to remove the drywall, your answer falls more in line with brick veneer. The reality is that if you don't have the proper structure [...]

Flashing brick veneer walls

Write this down: A proper masonry installation will block most rainwater – and proper flashing details expel what gets through. Even with effective and careful installation practices for flashing brick veneer walls, some brick veneer jobs will have water penetration. This much we know – as sustainable as masonry walls are, the one weak link is water [...]

Installing brick veneer around a fireplace

Nothing adds a more charming look to a fireplace than brick. And installing brick veneer around a fireplace will give the fireplace area that warm, homey feel. When you don't want to add actual brick or rebuild the fireplace, brick veneer is your choice at a fraction of the cost of the real thing. Brick veneer - [...]

How to Install a Brick Veneer on an Exterior Wall

Brick veneer. The popular wall finish not only provides a distinct aesthetic appeal, but also offers a variety layout options. Much like facing brick, the only exception is that it is approximately 1/2-inch to 2 inches thick. And there are other benefits, too. For example, installing brick veneer, usually produced from shale or clay and kiln-fired, provides [...]

Perfecting your process in brick veneer installations

Durability and success in any project comes down to processes. When it comes to brick veneer installations, a project's success is determined by the selection of materials, the preparation, and the effort and technique you put into the process. And while brick is a durable and water-tolerant cladding material, it cannot overcome poor workmanship and [...]

Your guide to that brick veneer installation

Brick veneer. Faux brick. Thin Brick. Half brick. While it has lots of names, a brick veneer is a popular wall finish – adding both a distinct aesthetic appeal and variety of layouts. Brick veneer, which is produced from shale or clay and is kiln-fired, is similar to facing brick, except that it is approximately 1/2 [...]

When brick veneer jobs go wrong

The drywall behind the installation is sagging. There's water damage. There’s a lack of L-shaped steel members supporting the openings. Poor flashing. Similar to any other building material that you may use, brick veneer jobs will perform as you want them to if properly installed. While the best of details are adhered to during the [...]