Adding Brick ledge to existing poured concrete walls
We are considering adding a peak to our great room so that the back wall is more impressive with quarter round windows and a circlehead. I want to brick the exterior of that section to match the brick used on the front of the home.
The problem is that this section does not have a brick ledge. We have had two builders come to look at it and the first one said he needs to dig down to the foundation to build it up to support the brick. The second guy said that wasn't necessary and that he could use an angle iron (i think that was the term) to bolt into the foundation (I'm assuming he means the poured foundation walls).
The second method seems like a bad idea to me, frankly. From my research, the first method is mentioned the most. I also don't want to compromise the foundation walls or provide a way for leaks into the basement to happen.
Does anyone have any advice on these methods? I appreciate it.