Brick veneer has grown in popularity among property owners in recent decades. The versatility of these products enables property owners to transform indoor spaces and exteriors quickly and cost effectively. If you are looking for a design solution offering longevity, durability and affordability, coupled with the classic beauty of brick, look no further! Whether you aim to make a major impact or a simply add a touch of elegance, we encourage you to consider brick veneer.
There is a common misconception, among many property owners, that the materials used to create brick veneer and those used to manufacture solid brick differ. The truth of the matter is, the same full-size bricks are used in both types of construction. The difference between the two is the installation and building technique. To the untrained eye, there is no difference between these two types of installation.
With solid brick construction, bricks are installed in two alternating layers, or as a row with concrete block reinforcement. As the name suggests, solid brick construction serves as a foundation or support for the building itself. Without this row or two of bricks, the building would need another form of reinforcement. This is often referred to as solid masonry.
With brick veneer, the building’s framework is holding up or supporting a single row of brick. A supportive frame or wall is constructed in front of the building and brick is then attached to it. The brick veneer does not act as a load-bearing wall and does not support the structure. It is a separate edifice, or second wall attached to the front of the building.
There are several reasons to consider brick veneer when exploring your masonry and design options:
Installation of brick veneer is not as simple as it may sound. Due to the nature of the materials and support systems required, brick veneer installment is not recommended for DIY projects. As with most major projects, repairs or redesigns resulting from failed attempts at DIY can end up costing much more in the long run. Our masonry professionals are hand to assist you through every step of the design and installment process. Tell us a bit about your project and a member of our team will be in touch to provide a quote. Let’s get started today! Ready to chat now? Call or text us at 604.703.5676 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.