Store firewood at least 20' from your home!
Storing firewood against the home can not only add easy access for 'pests' and 'critters' to access your home, but can also allow organic growth (such as mold) to grow by trapping moisture. Although it is often assumed that stacking firewood against a brick veneer home is okay, the brick veneer wall is only a layer over the wood and wood destroying organisms can easily access the wood structure behind the brick veneer through weepholes and cracks! (
You can not see behind the brick veneer!) Stay tuned for more tips on proper storage techniques and proper drying techniques for firewood!