brick veneer support
We are doing a bar with overhanging granite for a seating area. There's a knee-wall of 2x4s that we're going to face with brick veneer. The studs are 16" OC and I was told to use hardibacker for the brick to adhere to. It seems to be a bit flexible though between the studs. I have lots of 3/4" OSB laying around, should I put a layer of this in place and then put the hardibacker on this? I'd rather not switch to half inch backer if it can be avoided because it's heavy and I'm cheap.
I appreciate any thoughts. Granite guys coming wednesday.