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More stories about Stucco

  • Three-Coat Stucco Over Foam

    Traditional cement-based stucco can be applied over rigid foam, as long as you get the details right

  • Small EIFS Repairs

    A stucco contractor explains how to patch minor nicks and abrasions in EIFS while matching the original finish

  • Keeping Water Out of Stucco Walls

    Assume that 3-coat stucco leaks, and detail the building envelope with careful flashing and a double-layer water-resistive barrier

  • Fixing a Botched Stucco Job

    Late last year, a couple called me about some leaking windows on the back of their 5-year-old stucco house. My company hadn't built the home; it was part of a tract development in Southeastern Pennsylvania thrown up during the recent housing boom.

  • Weaving a Cedar Roof Valley

    Cedar roofs are common in Eastern Massachusetts, where I live and work.

  • Flashing Electrical Boxes in Stucco

    Exterior electrical boxes on stucco jobs often aren't flashed properly, partly because the plaster contractors don't know how.

  • High-Tech Insulation

    Nanogel material can be mixed with plaster and stucco to improve thermal efficiency.

  • No-Leak EIFS System

    Improved waterproofing and drainage details promise rot-free performance from this combination insulation and cladding.

  • Fixing a Botched Trim Job

    A homeowner asks how to repair what looks like a botched job, where new entry doors were installed in a brick home covered with stucco or some kind of cement parging.

  • Clear Coat

    Stucco-Guard by Seal-Krete protects new and old stucco against freeze/thaw damage and rain driven by winds of up to 124 mph, says the maker.