Stucco / Discussions

What kind of insulation do you recommend to put on my exterior sheet rock wall?

...stucco siding (concrete like material, about 3/4" thick). I was thinking about attaching large insulating panels (styrofoam or similar) similar to the ones they...

Posted by Uwe Thomas May 22, 2020, 10 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...stucco. Is there a licensed or certification for pan flashing or air barrier installation? Installing a window properly to avoid air and water leaks is left up ...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Can I use straw bale sips on the exterior of a shipping container home?

...stucco exterior? You could use Straw bale SIPs on the outside of a shipping container home, but I’m not sure it is your best use of your money or resources. The...

Posted by Chelsea Teresak Nov. 28, 2020, 9:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can a manufactured home be retrofitted with hempcrete?

...stucco on the walls and ceiling. There are 12" by 12" tile through out the home. The plan is to remove all of these materials and replace with hempcrete and cor...

Posted by Chryss James Nov. 19, 2020, 9:06 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What type of Insulation can I use on the exterior of my home?

...stucco that may be original? I was thinking a “bubble wrap” type product, strapping then siding. I’m second guessing myself now as that’s a vapour barrier and...

Posted by Scott Muller April 18, 2019, 2:19 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 6 Responses

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...stucco clad; cinder block foundation which is 42" to 48" below grade; walls 30-32" above grade which slopes down and away from foundation/wall intersect. Baseme...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Is cross laminated lumber to heavy to frame a cantilevered room?

...stucco. Most wood products would need to be re-finished after 15 years, or even less when exposed to full sun on the south side.

Posted by Teresa Pfiffner May 20, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

Have you heard of Gigacrete and is it any good?

...stucco finishes placed straight on the foam, and we know that SIFE-like systems aren't well adapted to colder or humid climates. With no rainscreen, freeze-thaw...

Posted by Sasha P Aug. 29, 2019, 4:21 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...stucco. Make sure this solution is water repellant. Since this work is completely on the exterior, disturbance to home and life would be minimal. Retrofitting...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...stucco siding. Should I apply vapor barrier inside each stud bay, leaving gaps at every stud? Thanks for confirming that San Francisco is a humid climate. I w...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses