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Capable masons build a 1-inch space between the brick veneer and the sheathing. The actual depth of the space may vary by a small amount — it may be 1/2 inch larger than an inch. The space between the veneer and the wall is an important part of the wall and should not be filled.
The most important aspect of the air space is that it creates a separation and allows any water that has penetrated the brick veneer to drain downward to flashing and exit the wall system through weeps.
Choose a Cheaper Lot. The lower the builder’s costs, the more room there is to negotiate upgrades on your new construction. The cost of labor and materials generally won’t change much, but if you build on a less expensive lot, you should be able to convince the builder to roll that savings into some upgrades for you.
How to Negotiate the Best Deal with a Builder
Let’s look at eight custom upgrades that can help you get the most from your new construction home when and if you decide to sell.