I saw a similar question here but it was never really answered. I live in Houston, in a brick veneer house that is about 35 years old. I have a thin cardboard applied to the studs as a moisture barrier behind the brick veneer. Termites and moisture have damaged one wall and destroyed the barrier.

The termites and moisture have been dealt with, and now I have to put this wall back together. I understand the need for the moisture barrier as brick is porous but I really don't want to have to remove the brick to do it. Any ideas on this?

  • Is there an air gap behind the brick veneer? – ThreePhaseEel Nov 3 '16 at 1:21
  • Yes, there is a gap of about 2". – DavidB Nov 3 '16 at 2:42
  • Also, if it matters, this wall is in a bathroom with the tub next to it. – DavidB Nov 3 '16 at 3:22
  • Not an expert on the subject matter, but I would probably remove and fiberglass batt insulation and spray foam the exterior wall cavity. – bigbull15 Nov 3 '16 at 12:11
  • @DavidB -- what is the tub surround made of? – ThreePhaseEel Nov 4 '16 at 3:24

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