Earth Stick & Stone offers veneer masonry services in Toronto, Vaughan, Newmarket, Barrie, Richmondhill, Oshawa, Oakville, Windsor, Peterborough, Ottawa and in over 50 other cities. Masonry veneer walls consist of a single non-structural external layer of masonry work, typically brick, backed by an air space. Most brick homes in Toronto and across Ontario built in the last 30 years are most likely brick veneer. Brick veneer is a single row or layer over bricks with a one inch air gap between the bricks and the framing of the house.
About Brick Veneers
Bricks are stacked one on top of the other to create the wall. Because of its money saving feature more homes in Toronto and Ontario today are built with veneered walls. Veneered walls are made from thin brick veneers. These thin brick veneers are attached to another frame. By this process, the frame work, not the brick, supports the weight of the structure. About Exterior Brick Veneer As previously stated, behind the brick veneer is a wood frame wall which is responsible for holding up the house. This essentially makes the brick veneer is what we refer to the industry as siding! Brick veneer replaced its predecessor when Toronto and Ontario building codes required more insulation in the exterior walls of buildings. Since air is one of the best insulators, brick veneers became the most preferable to use whilst saving homeowners money.