Brick Veneer - Code Compliance?
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Brick Veneer - Code Compliance?Posted by Tom Granese at July 14. 2006
Wondering if anyone can help out with this. We are constructing a 4 unit townhome project and are running into some issues regarding the height of a brick veneer (standard modular brick) wall that exceeds 30 feet in height. The IRC says you can't go above 30' with wood construction behind it. We have talked to masons who say you can go higher. There are buidlings all over Dallas that exceed this height with brick.
My question: Is it acceptable to go above 30' with brick veneer given that is is tied to the building properly? If not, is there a way to use lintels or another measure to go up higher (another 10' or so).
Any help would be appreciated?
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BofSPosted by paul schuster at July 14. 2006
I can't help you on your brick situation. I looked at your site and it looks like it will be a great place to live.
however, I would have to wonder if you really need that laundry area in those units. with the bar of soap within such a proximity I can't see who in their right mind would do their wash at home.
I used to live down that way back in the 90's. we had a pioneering spirit that was possible before marriage and children.
I sure miss that bar of soap....
Re: Brick Veneer - Code Compliance?Posted by Tom Granese at July 19. 2006
Well said. I fear that homowners could run into a problem making it home from Bar of Soap after doing all of their laundry. It is a strenuous activity that , in my case, causes me to get VERY thirsty!