07:11AM | 09/05/04
Member Since: 08/28/04
4 lifetime posts
Can weep holes function properly if they exist on the bottom course of brick veneer and the bottom 2-3 courses of the veneer are buried by dirt. The dirt needs to be graded higher around the house to achieve the proper grade going away from the home.

I'm thining this would not allow proper air flow behind the veneer and would not let out the condensation and moisture building up behind the veneer.

Can a solution be used where sheet plastic (visqueen?), and gravel are used along the first few courses that are buried? The visqueen would act like an extended flashing extending 2 - 3 feet into the yard and would be covered with pea gravel and then soil.

Also, I am currently planning on replacing the same half wall of brick veneer. This veneer sits atop poured concrete foundation walls. Should I take this opportunity to somehow raise the foundation walls before replacing the brick veneer. Also, I am planning to use NovaBrick in the repalcement of the veneer, which allows you to 'hang' the brick siding rather than securing to the previously notched foundation wall. What is the best route to go at this stage in the rehab process to ensure that I can grade higher around the home while replacing an existing half wall of brick vener with NovaBrick siding?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.


05:00PM | 09/06/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 lifetime posts
"Can weep holes function properly if they exist on the bottom course of brick veneer and the bottom 2-3 courses of the veneer are buried by dirt?"


By most Building Codes the minimum height that brick must be above dirt grade is 4".

No brick buried in soil complies with any known building code.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon