Stucco

Stucco JLC Field Guide
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.

Stucco Featured Articles

Stucco That Works
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Stucco That Works

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

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Success With EIFS
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Success With EIFS

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

Synthetic Stucco Without Failures
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Synthetic Stucco Without Failures

To avoid a lawsuit, build a drainable assembly. Read more

Keeping Water Out of Stucco Walls
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Keeping Water Out of Stucco Walls

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

Fixing a Botched Stucco Job
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Fixing a Botched Stucco Job

Late last year, a couple called me about some leaking windows on the back of their... Read more

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Stucco Instruction

Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps
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Best Practice for Stucco Parapet Caps

To ensure a waterproof installation, use adhesive between layers of waterproofing... Read 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? Read more

Stucco Parapet Caps - Best Practice
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Stucco Parapet Caps - Best Practice

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

Tags: Stucco, Texas
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Three-Coat Stucco Over Foam

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

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