STP1180

    Brick Veneer Walls - Proposed Details to Address Common Air and Water Penetration Problems

    Published: Jan 1993


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    Abstract

    Common problems with brick veneer walls include inadequately sealed flashing, poorly draining cavities, excessive air infiltration, and large thermal bridges through the back-up walls. This paper proposes brick veneer wall details that directly address these problems and which provide a durable wall assembly that is expected to retain its weather resistance and thermal properties for the life of the wall. It is proposed that a properly sealed air barrier membrane be applied at the back of the cavity and that glass fiber drainage insulation be installed in the cavity, the full depth of the cavity.

    Keywords:

    air barrier, air infiltration, brick veneer, flashing, pressure equalizing, rain screen, thermal bridge, water penetration


    Author Information:

    Piper, RS
    Architect and President, R. J. Kenney Associates, Inc., Plainville, MA

    Kenney, RJ
    Architect and President, R. J. Kenney Associates, Inc., Plainville, MA


    Paper ID: STP19604S

    Committee/Subcommittee: C15.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19604S


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