Inspecting Brick Veneer

The following link illustrates how brick veneer is required to be installed under the International Residential Code and is accurate for the most part for the 2000 through 2006 versions of that code:

I think this would be more appropriate to keep all HI’s one step above the minimum requirement of the Code. I believe that following the Code is one task, but creating, and following the standard is a must.

Marcel :slight_smile:

Thanx to both for great links

I liked page # 7

Why can’t anyone at ASTM or ICC understand that flashing detail needs to be under all windows?

Most of all ones that are in stucco cladding!

The ICC codes DO require flashing under all windows.

Flashing under windows has always been a requirement under the I-codes since ther inception in 2000, and flashing requirements have been tightened with each successive printing of the code to the present.

In fact, beginning since Januray 2007, every window sold in the US must also contain flashing instructions provided with each product.

What Barry said.

Thanks homebld

To the exterior of the cladding?


Kinda like this?

I still do not understand the inch and one eigth flange on the top of a window being good enough when the lap in the moisture barrier can not be less then two inches.


R613.5.1 Anchoring requirements. Window and glass
door assemblies shall be anchored in accordance with the
published manufacturer.s recommendations to achieve the
design pressure specified. Substitute anchoring systems
used for substrates not specified by the fenestration
manufacturer shall provide equal or greater anchoring per-
formance asdemonstrated by accepted engineering practice.

R703.1 General. Exterior walls shall provide the building
with a weather-resistant exterior wall envelope. The exterior
wall envelope shall include flashing as described in Section
R703.8. The exterior wall envelope shall be designed and
constructed in such a manner as to prevent the accumulation
of water within the wall assembly by providing a water-resis-
tive barrier behind the exterior veneer as required by Section

R703.2 Weather-resistant sheathing paper. Asphalt-satu-
rated felt free from holes and breaks,weighing not less than 14
pounds per 100 square feet (0.683 kg/m2) and complyingwith
ASTM D 226 or other approved weather-resistant material
shall be applied over studs or sheathing of all exterior walls as
required by Table R703.4. Such felt or material shall be ap-
plied horizontally, with the upper layer lapped over the lower
layer not less than 2 inches (51 mm). Where joints occur, felt
shall be lapped not less than 6 inches (152 mm).
Exception: Such felt or material is permitted to be omitted
in the following situations:

  1. In detached accessory buildings.
  2. Under panel siding with shiplap joints or battens.
  3. Under exterior wall finish materials as permitted in
    Table R703.4.
  4. Under paperbacked stucco lath.

R703.8 Flashing.Approved corrosion-resistive flashing shall
be provided in the exterior wall envelope in such a manner as
to prevent entry of water into the wall cavity or penetration of
water to the building structural framing components. The
flashing shall extend to the surface of the exterior wall finish
and shall be installed to prevent water from reentering the ex-
terior wall envelope. Approved corrosion-resistant flashings
shall be installed at all of the following locations:

  1. At top of all exterior window and door openings in such
    a manner as to be leakproof, except that self-flashing
    windows having a continuous lap of not less than11/8
    inches (28 mm) over the sheathing material around the
    perimeter of the opening, including corners, do not re-
    quire additional flashing; jamb flashing may also be
    omitted when specifically approved by the building of-
  2. At the intersection of chimneys or other masonry
    constructionwith frameor stuccowalls,with projecting
    lips on both sides under stucco copings.
  3. Under and at the ends of masonry, wood or metal cop-
    ings and sills.
  4. Continuously above all projecting wood trim.
  5. Where exterior porches, decks or stairs attach to a wall
    or floor assembly of wood-frame construction.
  6. At wall and roof intersections.
  7. At built-in gutters.

Hi. Carl;

How goes the battle? ha. ha.

Pretty depressing in having to show people in writing on how to make a window water and moisture proof, isn’t it.

Seems like everyone is looking for Codes in order to show how a cladding system and window installation is done. For God sakes, what happened to the old commen sense. Oh, I forgot,

For those that have not come across this before.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn’t always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 -year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Calpol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Marcel :slight_smile:


It is uphill but I gotta keep trying!


Carl, the battle is not lost until one surrenders to the enemy.

Marcel:) :smiley:

I guess if everyone was on the same page life would be very boring.

And all the HI’s would be out of work because things would be done right when the structures were built and the homeowners would stay on top of the up keep.

And no realtors would be crying because a HI killed the deal.

thanks this is a great web site and explains how to avoid a lot of mistakes,