A designer detailing a masonry veneer wall should closely scrutinize any area where water might infiltrate the wall system. Proper flashing details and installation are important in any brick-veneer system, but they often are overlooked in wood-frame, brick-veneer construction. BASE FLASHING The proper way to flash the base of a brick veneer wall is detailed in a drawing provided. An oversight that can critically affect wall performance commonly occurs in the handling of the flashing end. The designer must clearly indicate and note on the drawings that the flashing is to be lapped behind the water- resistant building wrap or building paper. FLASHING AT OPENINGS It also is critical for wood-frame, brick-veneer walls to be flashed at openings. Flashing should be detailed both above and below window openings. Designers should note on the drawings the need to form end dams or pans at these locations.