JLC Field Guide: Stucco

Stucco systems, whether traditional three-coat or an EIFS, are highly prone to water infiltration. To protect the structure from damage (and your business from a lawsuit) ensure the system has a complete drainage plane and carefully detailed flashing.

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Stucco Featured Articles

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Stucco That Works

Done well, traditional three-coat stucco should be impervious to water, but the... More

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Success With EIFS

A team of EIFS investigators and consultants provides advice on the design,... More

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Getting Kickout Flashings Right

Leaks are a liability. It's so much easier and less expensive to invest in $15... More

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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. More

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Keeping Water Out of Stucco Walls

Assume that 3-coat stucco leaks, and detail the building envelope with careful... More

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Stucco Instruction

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Drainage for Stucco
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Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps

To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing... More

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Stucco Rainscreen – Delta Dry Stucco & Stone Review

How can we build a stucco assembly that will be just as durable and “safe” as a traditional siding house? More

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Stucco Parapet Caps - Best Practice

In general, you are always better to cap your parapet walls with metal rather than... More

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Massive Stucco Failure - Lessons Learned

I was driving by this restaurant remodel the other day and slammed on my brakes! More

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