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Learning all the steps to add new stucco to your wood home, new stucco is all about improvising










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This is a walk-through of how to prepare any home before stucco applications.
Number one is applying the waterproofing barrier, known as “lathing,” in the plastering industry.

The first thing any contractor or DIY er will do is attach the stucco weep screed.
One must be prepared for anything that is not anticipated; such as in this video, there are a few scenarios that take improvising. The idea is to combine code with common sense or codes with cosmetics or appearances.

Next, we take two layers of grade D 60-minute paper and hand staple this waterproofing membrane to all the exterior walls.
This again requires some improvising, in case of window doors, etc., are not yet installed as I’m describing in this video.

Next, you would staple on seventeen or eighteen gauges galvanized stucco netting.
Note, 20 gage is for chicken coops or tile work, so don’t use that thin and easy-to-handle netting, although it may seem tempting.

In this video, the deception as the weeks go by, we will add all the various methods I have described in this introduction.

In this video, watch how we waterproofed the existing electrical panel or box without removing the stucco,
Also, learn how to use Dupont FlexWrap to waterproof window sills and flat surfaces like parapets,
Or see how the corner and act aid was attached,

Such as a full length of how we did the porch and how to set the waterproofing and stucco while the electrical contractor pulls the box and takes lunch; this will give us the necessary time to add the lath and stucco, then he can reattach and be on his way without making two trips.

We’ll also show you how to hang corners and arches, as many don’t understand this concept.
We’ll show how to stick the window membranes, flat surface waterproofing, and more as we get to that stage.
As I said in the video, anything you DIYer or journeyman wants to see completed, just ask in the comments.

In this video below, I pointed to a home we did for my pal Larry Beilman of Beilman construction; see a worst-case scenario tilted.
Learn to remove stucco to repair wood rot or How leaking parapets can rot wood under the stucco. Keep your eye on cracks and caulk them or for parapets; stucco homes use a metal flashing installed for the caps or tops and prevent this nonsense.

Here are a few more updated lathing videos to help you learn the basics of lathing. Fast, straightforward lathing tips. Stucco Furring staples, or furring nails. Lathing instructions for a small addition. Lath a stud wall self-furred paperback. Stucco wall to roof flashing metal saddles. Kirk’s website and contact information. My son Jason’s Website or contact info.

Thank you all for watching, and wishing all a beautiful day!

Learning all the steps to add new stucco to your wood home, new stucco is all about improvising.

Kirk & Jason Giordano
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