25 Nov '11, 1am

Green Building Q&A: Best way to attach brick veneer to 12 inches of exterior foam

I am planning a 15 x 15 foot interior dimension addition with slab on grade foundationm, ICF walls , 12 inches of exterior XPS rigid foam and exterior brick veneer. I plan to tape and seal the rigid foam to the ICF but am not sure of the best way to attach the brick veneer. If I use a brick tie attached to the ICF I would require a long brick tie that traverses the 12 inches of XPS foam which I think would be difficult. Another option would be to apply OSB or plywood sheathing exterior to the rigid foam and attach the brick to the OSB/lpywood. Exactly how I would attach the OSB/plywood to the foam is also not clear to me. Any thoughts on the best way to attach brick veneer to 12 inches of rigid exterior foam?

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