New to the inspection industry but I’ve just completed the Exterior course.
I know this topic has been discussed in the forum before, I just wanted to get some clarification or confirmation on what I’m seeing here. So the brick veneer goes below grade but it’s also unique that it has a header course across the cmu foundation as seen on the interior picture. The front wall of the house has brick veneer above the foundation as well. There are no weep holes visible anywhere, nor are there flashings under the window sills.
So here’s my questions. Most of the houses in this neighborhood have this same type of veneer and I assume the same issues. They are all 70s-mid 80s construction. Were the rules regarding weep holes and flashings just not in effect at that time? And what would be the best way to call this out? I’m thinking, “ Through wall flashings were not installed beneath window sills, nor were weep holes found at base of brick veneer. These are important to allow moisture that may penetrate the veneer to escape and not cause damage to the wall structure. Recommend consultation with a qualified masonry contractor for correction.”