Originally Posted by Somuchmoore
If I don't have flashing, does that mean I need to take out a section of brick and install flashing? What is the best course of action?
Unfortunatly yes, there is no easy answer. This should have been done when the house was built because it costs so much to fix later on. I would also check any other openings in the brick while your at it.
I know this is not the easy answer, but sadly it is the only one.
If you are not comfortable doing this, then interview and hire a good mason. They will get it the closest to looking right and trying to match mortar.