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Old 06-26-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Black Forest, CO
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There was a nice brick home down the road from us, and after it was a few years old, the STUCCOED OVER IT! No idea what that was all about....
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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I'm in an older neighborhood (1960's) where almost all houses on the street have some brick to them. My house is all brick. One reason Brick as a veneer isn't used much hear is because there aren't very many quality masons who know how to properly flash and seal a wall. There have been so many instances in my line of work I have come across contractors who do not properly flash a building and the entire veneer will eventually need to be replaced. This is partially do to the incredibly rough climate (wind and snow drainage), but if done right it should maintain its quality.

Brick is never used structurally in houses, so that should be of no concern.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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We definitely have expansive soil. The brick you find on homes are mostly decorative brick veneer and found on the front side of the homes maybe only half-way up. My family used to run a masonry company for many years some time back and most of the masonry we did was block for commercial purposes and the brick veneer on homes.
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