Word-of-the-Month: Brick Veneer
A brick veneer, or cavity wall, is constructed by using brick as the non-structural external layer, which is backed by an air cavity. The innermost element provides the structural support and is usually made of wood or metal framing or concrete. The brick is used on the exterior side of the wall for aesthetic purposes.
The air space inside a brick veneer can also function as a drainage plane, can add insulation, and save time, labor, and money during construction.