Brick Glossary

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Weep Holes

Openings placed in mortar joints of facing material at the level of flashing, to permit the escape of moisture.

With Inspection

Masonry designed with the higher stresses allowed under EBM. Requires the establishing of procedures on the job to control mortar mix, workmanship and protection of masonry materials.

Without Inspection

Masonry designed with the reduced stresses allowed under EBM.


1. Each continuous vertical section of masonry one unit in thickness. 2. The thickness of masonry separating flues in a chimney. Also called withe or tier.