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More stories about Stucco

  • Q&A: Wood Trim with Stucco

    Q: We will soon be building a stuccoed Tudor-style home. Standard practice in our area is to fasten the wood trim directly to the sheathing, then apply a three-coat stucco to the areas formed by the applied trim. How can the trim-stucco joint be detailed to prevent water infiltration?

  • Q&A: Should I Set Siding Nails?

    Q: When beveled wood siding is going to be painted, should the nails be set below the surface of the siding and filled, or driven flush with the surface of the siding?

  • Eight-Penny News

    Pier foundation failure, EIFS hides moisture problems, electrical code changes, termites versus foam

  • Letters

    Three-coat vs. one-coat stucco, wiring device needs further testing

  • Q&A: Patching Stucco With Mortar

    Q: We blocked over a couple of basement windows in a stuccoed stone foundation wall. What’s the best way to patch the stucco? Can a simple bagged mortar mix be used to cover the block, or do we need to use stucco?

  • Q&A: Rafter Framing With Unequal Wall Heights

    Q: How do you figure rafter lengths for a gable roof when one wall is 10 feet high, and the other is 8 feet high (illustration A)? The span of the building is 24 feet. We want the roof pitch to be the same on both sides.

  • One-Coat Stucco

    Thin-coat stucco is gaining ground on traditional techniques. A New Mexico custom builder explains how these systems can cut costs and improve quality.

  • Letters

    Laying subfloor correctly, receptacle wiring

  • Q&A: Preventing Stucco Cracks

    Q: We often get conflicting information from subs about certain stucco details. Specifically, what’s the best way to avoid cracking? Must the scratch coat cure for 48 hours before applying the brown coat, or can the brown coat go on the same day? How long should the scratch coat cure before the...

  • Q&A: Flashing a Stucco Chimney

    Q: What is the best way to flash around a wood-frame-and-stucco chimney for asphalt shingle roofs?