Originally Posted by sisyphus
that might be doable for me. I'm assuming that the bricks are sitting on a concrete slab? and it look's like that's attached to the house? and what would you do to conceal that gap?
They are on a concrete slab. The foundation depth depends on ground conditions and your climate. The slab just butts up against the wall. The exterior
wall will have stucco down to the batten, which is just above the damp proof course.
You may know damp proof course by a different name. Nowadays it's a plastic membrane that comes in a roll the width of the brickwork which is laid on top of the walls at least 6 inches above the ground to prevent rising damp.
Years ago 2 courses of slate were used.