Should a stucco weep or drip screed be added to an existing wall? Depends on one’s understanding of expansion and constriction.
In this video, you will learn the boring details of why folks cut stucco and then add a new weep or drip screed where stucco walls are butted into the concrete foundation.
I’m explaining stucco that’s locked into concrete foundations and walls that are double-locked into foundations that are also locked into concrete sidewalks or driveways. That’s being double-locked.
Either way, it’s not such a big deal as folks think. This will create excess cracking when the ground swells with rain it will. The weak links are going to give or crack. What’s stronger?
One inch of stucco or four inches of concrete with embedded rebar?
https://youtu.be/u4UCsXfn-Lw/ more about mechanical bonding.
I tell folks weep-screeds have three purposes. 1. is to give us something to stop too.
2, to create an expansion joint.
And 3. to allow the rain out of three coat systems.
This one is for interiors; it’s not a big deal, folks; https://youtu.be/9e4RVfbNBsA/ Learn to repair small cracks in interior plaster walls.
Below are all the basic tools we use and recommend on Amazon’s website.
Kirk and Jason Giordano Plastering Inc.
Weep screed does help all homes expand so that you get fewer cracks.
We all know that if your stucco is cracking, caulk them as soon as possible so that the rains won’t get into them and deteriorate the paper.
If that happens, the rain starts to work on rotting the wood substrate, then what follows is mold work inside the home.
Thus be edumacated and caulk all cracks in stucco walls.
And as in the end cracks in exterior chimneys.
Thank you all for watching, and have a wonderful and exciting day!