I live in a brick house, and am interested in understanding whether it is brick or brick veneer, as a way to understand what kind of risks it (and we) may face during an earthquake.
I hear that brick veneer is essentially a wood frame house with a brick facade and fares better in earthquakes than a pure brick home.
Our house is in the Pacific Northwest of USA, was built in the early 1930s, and is a 1½ story home. Any advice on how I would know one way or the other?
The foundation is bracketed to the wood framing that sits on top of. I assume this means it's a veneer, but would love to confirm.