SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1993

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


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.

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Piper, RS
R. J. Kenney Associates, Inc., Plainville, MA
Kenney, RJ
R. J. Kenney Associates, Inc., Plainville, MA
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Developed by Committee: C15
Pages: 22–31
DOI: 10.1520/STP19604S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5235-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1492-0