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BRICK VENEER SCOPE OF WORK





Objective of this Scope of Work

► To ensure that the Brick Veneer is installed in a manner consistent with all applicable building codes, manufacturer's instructions and warranty requirements, and acceptable construction practices.

Terms used in this document

►SITE SUPERINTENDENT: shall refer to any Company representative with authority to enforce this Scope of Work.
►SUBCONTRACTOR: shall refer to the Subcontractor's organization, its employees, or any representative of the Subcontractor assigned the authority to perform per this Scope of Work.



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Acceptable Performance

Brick Veneer: General

► The Subcontractor shall review the plans with the Site Superintendent prior to beginning work to ensure that the Subcontractor is familiar with the work to be done and the materials to be used.
► Any corrections that have to be made because the Subcontractor did not review the plans with the Site Superintendent shall be corrected at the expense of the Subcontractor.
► The specifications for the brick veneer used on a house is determined by the options selected by the purchaser.
► The Work Order will specify the type of brick veneer to be used. Company will furnish the brick veneer material. The Subcontractor will furnish all fasteners.
► All brick veneer will be installed per the manufacturer’s specifications.
► Trained, experienced individuals shall install all brick veneer.
► All brick veneer shall be installed per plan using the fasteners required by the manufacturer. Brick veneer is to be installed per the manufacturer’s installation instructions.
► The Subcontractor is expected to eliminate excess waste of materials.
► The Subcontractor shall follow all safety rules in regard to ladders, scaffolding, safety rails, etc. If pump-jack-type scaffolding is used, handrails must be in place at all times.

Brick Veneer: Installation

► Install No. 15 asphalt felt, building paper, house/building wrap or other approved water-resistive barrier shall be placed over sheathing.
► For typical veneer applications, use Type N mortar complying with ASTM C270.
► All brick veneer shall be laid with mortar joint specified by the plans or the job supervisor but shall not exceed ½ inch.
► All brick veneer shall be level and straight with a maximum of 1/4 inch off parallel in 20 feet with contiguous courses.
► Waves in brick veneer of more than 1/8 inch in 16 inches is unacceptable.
► Maximum variation from plumb in vertical lines and surfaces of columns and walls shall not exceed ¼ inch in 10 feet, nor 3/8 inch in 20 feet.
► Maximum variation from plumb for external corners, expansion joints and other conspicuous lines shall not exceed ¼ inch in 20 feet.
► All brick veneer shall be secured to solid framing.
► No broken, split, or cracked bricks shall be on the house at the completion of the job. Any holes, nicks, gouges, etc., in brick veneer shall be repaired before job is considered complete.

Support

► Provide a noncombustible foundation to support veneer
► Where vertical support is provided by wood construction, provide steel angles properly attached to or supported by wood framing.

Air Space

► Maintain a minimum 1-inch (nominal) air space.
► Do not exceed 4½ inches between back of brick and sheathing unless anchors are rationally designed.
► Completely fill the air space below wall base flashing with grout or mortar.
► Where continuous insulation is placed between the veneer and backing, maintain 1 inch between the back of the brick and the face of the insulation.

Flashing

► Install above grade at the wall base and extend to or beyond face of brickwork.
► Extend base flashing at least 8 inches vertically.
► Place flashing at all points where air space is interrupted and at other locations where water removal is desired, such as under sills and copings.
► Where flashing is discontinuous, form dams by turning ends up at least 1 inch into a head joint.

Weepholes

► Open head joint weepholes shall be installed at a maximum of 24 inches on center.
► Space wicks or weep tubes shall be installed at a maximum of 16 inches on center.

Anchors

► Do not space anchors more than 32 inches horizontally and 24 inches vertically.
► Where corrugated metal anchors are installed, minimum thickness of the anchors should be No. 22 U.S. gage (0.03 inches).
► Provide additional anchors within 12 inches of openings larger than 16 inches at a maximum spacing of 36 inches on center.
► Provide at least one anchor for each 2.67 square feet of wall area.
► Where veneer is laid in stack bond, install single wire joint reinforcement.
► Secure anchors to the studs through the sheathing, not to the sheathing alone.
► Fasten anchors with corrosion-resistant 8d common nail or equivalent, and within ½ inch of the 90-degree bend of corrugated anchors.

Under Exterior Door Thresholds

► In any exterior application of brick or brick veneer, the subcontractor must install the product under the exterior door threshold of any door which has the product installed around it.

Clean-Up

► All construction debris is to be removed to the dumpster or designated trash collection area and the job site is to be left clean.
► Any items found during the final inspection that need correction shall be corrected before payment will be made.

Payment will be made for the job when the Brick Veneer installation is completed and accepted.


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