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Thank you all for watching this free crash course on learning what a weeps stucco screed is.
Now you know, have a wonderful day!

FYI, I try to explain what we’re doing in easy-to-understand terminology so that even my dear old granddad can understand what I’m talking about. If ole pops can, surely you can too.

Stucco weep or drip screeds, where do they go, and what is the importance of Stucco weep or drip screeds.
How to Install Stucco Weep or Drip screeds, metal weep screeds, and their real purpose.
Does anyone realize the importance of why these screeds are placed at least one inch below the mud-sill? If you have wood siding, it’s the same principle.
Why? Excellent question; glad you asked.
Let’s say most rain falls vertically. Now the higher the elevations come with it, as a rule, the more wind.

We have rainfall with wind throughout the world.

Thus if the metal screed or wood is not at least one inch below the mud-sill, the rain can and will be blown upwards, causing the mud-sill or wood substrate to get wet.
When wood gets wet, it expands and, of course, can eventually rot.
With stucco walls, the wood expands, causing cracking in stucco.

The substate also gets wet with wood and can rot, attracting termites and mold fungus. Mold is no joke.
Weep or drip screed rusting?🤷‍♂️

Okay, All weep screeds like nails are metal then galvanized.
You take the metal and dip it into a vat of acid that galvanizes metals. This is to preserve the metal, so it does not rust.
For example, let’s use a sixteen-penny nail holding a red clay tile roof in place on a roof.
The rain hits these nails and causes discolorations on sometimes white stucco walls, which look odd as they are straight lines downward with an odd appearance.

With a nail, the hammer hits the head, thus sometimes removing the galvanization; now, with rainwater, it’s no longer protected, thus bleeding down the metal, Usually a brownish color.

With a weep screed, the trowel can scrape it when we go horizontal across the bottom, as the weep screed also serves as a guild to fill out the stucco. The sand acts as sandpaper; the trowel then removes the galvanized protection if scrapped enough time with the sand.
Now take all areas in the world near oceans, as the saltwater evaporates into the atmosphere, it gathers in the clouds, so when it rains, it’s always kinda salty, the salt hits the exposed metal, causing it to rust.

This is a key reason why the Goldengate bridge in San Francisco seems to always be in the phase of being painted.
Salt rusts metal very quickly.

Here are a few more updated lathing videos to help you learn the basics of lathing.
https://youtu.be/MPKX9A5rPkk/ Fast straightforward lathing tips.
https://youtu.be/zxfR2RBe8Do/ Stucco Furring staples, or furring nails.
https://youtu.be/5xFNpQW061Y/ Lathing instructions for a small addition.
https://youtu.be/PQ5N69SoAJE/ lath a stud wall self-furred paperback.
https://youtu.be/erHcwxiC6g4/ Stucco wall to roof flashing metal saddles.

Learning what stucco weep or drip screeds do. The importance of Stucco weep or drip screeds.

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https://stuccoplastering.com/ Kirk’s website and contact information.
https://www.GiordanoPlastering.com/ My son Jason’s Website or contact info.
Kirk & Jason Giordano’s worldwide learning course on learning what a stucco drip screed is used for.

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