Waterproofing wood door and window trim before cement stucco.
Folks, this, is how to install stucco stop door trim molding so it is waterproof and your walls don’t leak; this is perhaps one of the most important videos we have done.
Avoid rainwater intrusion!
Regardless of how goofy I may present this information.
I could go on for hours about all the issues I have witnessed regarding folks not understanding the importance of such a simple this as using flashing as a gasket before installing wood trim to doors, windows, etc.
We don’t create fear so much as common sense; thus, the amount of wood rot and other damage; this simple and too often common mistake has been made is infinite.
An example is the so-called wise guys who feel they can just caulk the inner and outer sides to fuse the paper and wood together to save time, but won’t save time.
They neglect that the two top miters can never be fused, or at least not for long or permanently.
Thus, ensure you and your workers, whether handypersons or licensed professionals, correct the paper, plastic, or rubber membranes. When doing this, please think of the leaking hose that I intentionally loosened a hair to prove this point of what will happen during the first rain.
As a rule, we use Sika-Flex 1A, a professional-grade polyurethane caulking; what does that mean? It’s an adhesive sealant.
I have rebuilt brick walls with this caulking, but that’s another story.
https://youtu.be/2eIkdeIBbMs/ Repair cracks in cement stucco walls or chimneys.
https://youtu.be/9e4RVfbNBsA/ Repair cracks in interior cement plaster walls; Rains cause cracking. Are your new cement stucco walls leaking? Perhaps it’s not the walls but, instead, the missing door or window flashing?
Below are all the basic tools we use and recommend on Amazon’s website.
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