In this video, Kirk Giordano explains the process of breaking out old stucco to assess the damage on a 90-year-old house in the East Bay with brittle paper. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining the house’s membrane and how water damage can cause separation of the stucco from the wall. Kirk demonstrates the steps of removing elastomeric paint, sealing seams, and securing the wire with staples and nails for a smooth finish. He also highlights the need for proper waterproofing using caulking and mentions that the bottom area should not be caulked. Kirk and his son plan to return later to apply the scratch and brown coat.
- 00:00:00 In this section of the video, Kirk Giordano explains how he was called in to repair a 90-year-old house with brittle paper. He discusses the importance of maintaining the membrane of the house and how water damage can cause buckling and separation of the stucco from the wall. Kirk demonstrates the process of breaking out the stucco to explore if there is any paper left and determine the extent of the damage. He emphasizes the need to properly seal seams and remove elastomeric paint before applying new stucco. Kirk also mentions the use of staples and nails to secure the wire and ensure a smooth finish.
- 00:05:00 In this section, the speaker discusses the importance of caulking for waterproofing purposes rather than relying solely on stucco. They mention that they have compromised the key (the rough surface for stucco to bond to) and therefore need to ensure proper waterproofing. They plan to caulk the sides around the area, except for the bottom, which should never be caulked. The speaker, Kirk, along with his son, will return later to apply the scratch and brown coat.