Updating house with brick veneers

30 May

Traditional stucco is cement combined with water and inert materials such as sand and lime.Many homes built after the 1950s use a variety of synthetic materials that resemble stucco. However, a quality synthetic stucco will prove durable. Or what about one of those ubiquitous 1960s brick interior walls?

What most people in Ontario don’t realize is that there are two very different types of brick houses: brick veneer and solid masonry.

The reason why solid masonry is a more accurate description than solid brick or double brick is because the inner wythe may not be brick.

Because the inner wythe will never be seen, concrete or cinder block is sometimes substituted for brick.

But painted brick is unattractive, irreversible, and a deficit when you try to sell your home.

Stone veneer is a better way to dress up interior brick and increase your property value. But it is not as easy as troweling mortar onto the brick and applying veneer.