I recently attended a seminar on Brick & stone exterior walls and was amazed at the issues with improper installation.
This seminar opened my eyes to this topic as the instructor is a 20+ year inspector and does a lot of litigation and diagnosing problems and repair solutions to brick & stone exterior walls.
The problem is the lack of flashings & weeps and improper air space.
The cost of repair and litigation is very expensive.
He offered a copy of the slide show on CD for $40. I may spend the money as the reference material was very good.
If there are any inspectors out there that are experts in this field any discussion would be appreciated.
The next day after the seminar I inspected a 2004 home with brick veneer and there were no flashings and only one wall had visible weeps and there was evidence of moisture at the interior window with no flashing installed.