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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Trouble-free EIFS

Doug Horgan reports on the three most common EIFS installation errors, and the... More

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Repairing a Bungalow Balcony

Replacing a beam is usually straightforward, until you have to also comply with... More

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Ten Tips for Great Stucco

From framing to finishing, craftsmanship makes the difference. More

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Stucco Instruction

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The Coming Stucco-Pocalypse

In "The Coming Stucco-Pocalypse," Joe Lstiburek goes long and deep on solving... More

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Drainage for Stucco

One-coat (synthetic) stucco over a cementitious backer board can work well, but it... More

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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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