If you have decided that your frame house externally should seem brick, then one of the options is covering it with natural brick. The main requirement here is the presence of a gap of 30–50 mm between the wall of the house and the inside of the brickwork and the air vents that ensure air circulation in this gap.
If this is not done, then moisture will inevitably condense on the inner surface of the brick during the cold season, which ultimately will lead to its accelerated destruction. Nor will she be spared by the outer enclosing material of the frame itself, which is often OSB or plywood.
Naturally, both the width and the bearing capacity of the foundation with this type of finish are adjusted upwards. In general, these are two different systems of housing construction and you should, when combining them, try to avoid hard ties between the frame that does not give shrinkage and the brick coat that sits down during the year. (more…)