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How to repair small holes and tears in waterproof backing paper behind stucco

I’m remodeling the bathroom. The bathroom is by the exterior wall. When I pulled an uneven stud out, it dislodged some nails from plaster and caused some small holes and tears on the black ...
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Attach black iron natural gas pipe to stucco

I am planning to run 1-1/4" black iron natural gas pipe around the outside of my house to supply an exterior tankless heater. The pipe needs to be attached to the wall and I'm planning to use two-...
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Need Advice on the Cost of Replacement Windows and Stucco Repair After Being Swindled by a Window Salesman! [closed]

So, I live in the desert southwest where it's been pushing 100 in summer and snows much of the winter. I've been renovating my own home for the past few years and have gotten to a point where I just ...
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How to remedy water running under shingle and fixing damage to rafter?

We just had some heavy rains and we've seen some paint bubbling on an interior wall and a little bit on the exterior. I examined the outside of the house and think I found the culprit. Here are some ...
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What is this material behind the stucco?

The yellow material in the picture is stucco on my house. What is the gray material below it? Is it also stucco or is it mortar or concrete? It seems harder than stucco, but I am not sure. I have nail ...
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How should I seal this gap between spigot and stucco wall?

Options I've seen include silicone caulk, stucco patch mix, or duct seal. What will work best? It will rain in about 17 hours, so a quick drying method will be useful, or I can maybe just cover it ...
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How to achieve smooth and seamless stucco across whole surface?

I did my stucco all by myself, (foolishly) relying on intuition how to do it, thinking I could just iron it out with a trowel. It doesn't look smooth. How can stucco be applied so it looks smooth ...
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How can I attach house numbers to stucco? [duplicate]

I live in the hot and humid Southeast US, but our house has some stucco on the front. Poor sealing have led to two major repairs (by previous owners) on this house that we know of, so I'm pretty ...
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DIY Stucco Repair on a 100 year old brick rowhome

Hello fellow home improvement masochists. My partner and I are in a 100 year old rowhome in South Philadelphia, and we have a rear exterior wall that is stucco over brick in need of some repair. There ...
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How do I cut a stucco wall for a doggie door install?

I'm in the process of buying a house and I will be installing a dog door because my dog can never decide if he wants to be inside or out lol. I've done these style before where it goes through the ...
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Small gap between metal strip behind stucco and house frame

I'm having two major pieces of work done on one wall of my house at once: window replacement and mold removal from inside the wall (under the old leaky windows). The new windows are in, the outside ...
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Fixing improperly patched and painted stucco?

I just had my stucco home painted. There were some cracks in the stucco that the painters patched before painting. After painting, the patched areas look extremely obvious, like lines and blotches all ...
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How can I insulate exterior stuccoed walls from the interior side?

I am renovating two rooms of an old house and have removed the interior lathe/plaster with the intent to replace it with drywall. The walls were not insulated. My plan is to insulate these walls from ...
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How to seal gap between brick, stucco and framing?

I’m replacing windows and found a substantial gap between the brick and stucco. The old windows had been leaking for a while and I suspect that this was part of the issue. How should I deal with this ...
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Installing outdoor ceiling fan on stucco, no electric box

I’m wanting to install an outdoor ceiling fan on my back patio, the covered area is stucco and there currently isn’t an electrical box. Don’t know where studs are either. Is this an easy DIY or should ...
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Insulation for 1920s New England home with stucco siding

I have an old 1920s home with stucco exterior siding, and I've been having work done to improve insulation. Mostly so far this has involved insulating the attic, which also involved air sealing it. I ...
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How should stucco/waterproofing be addressed around balcony sides at building corners?

I'm waterproofing my new ADU build and I'm stumped at the stucco/balcony transition on the outer edges, which happens to be the corners of the building. The siding will be 3 coat stucco over 0.4" ...
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How long should you wait before drilling into a new stucco wall?

The last coast went on our new stucco wall 4 days ago. I understand stucco should cure for 14 to 30 days before you paint it. But what about drilling holes? We would like to re-attach the gutter. How ...
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Re-Water proofing exterior wall after removing dry rot within wall

Dry rot was found inside an exterior stucco wall, water entered through holes from rusted-out bolts that were holding up some fake shutters and trim board. 2 studs about ~1 foot and a third stud ~2 ...
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What to do with this gap under a bathroom window in a masonry wall?

1980 block wall house, bathroom remodel with a window. Was expecting a wooden sill but found a 1" gap between window and top of block wall. How to refinish this? Thinking to fill window gap with ...
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New construction - How to address WRB/Stucco around Garage opening?

First time poster... please go easy on me. I'm building an ADU/small house and framers have finished up. I'm doing 90% of the rest myself including WRB and rainscreen install, but not the actual ...
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Fix Cracks in Matte Stucco

Any recommendations on filling cracks in matte stucco with a particular type of putty or caulk? Preferably one that can be color matched?
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How do I wash stone stamped siding?

I'm not sure what the actual name for this type of siding is, please let me know! It seems way too soft to pressure wash, and I've tried using a garden sprayer with 50% bleach on an area just to test ...
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I'm looking to install turf against concrete patio slab, but the weep screed is in the way

I have a conundrum. The concrete slab depth ends right around the stucco weep screed on one side of the patio. I want to install turf and obviously won't be able to make it flush. There may be less ...
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Is it valid to use drill hole, threaded rod, and silicone for mounting?

I bought an LED house number online. The instruction asks me to insert machine screws without head (grub screw, threaded rod) into the four machine screw holes on the back the LED box drill holes in ...
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How does one patch a hole in a smooth stucco exterior?

My house has this nice smooth stucco siding. There is a hole (not pictured) that is no longer needed. It’s about 3/4” diameter. What’s the best way to patch that up?
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Would you know the weight capacity of a roof for a pool house aprox. 400sq ft used as an entertainment space ie. furniture, garden pots, hottub etc.?

We would like to have the ideal weight capacity for anything thrown at us basically. If we have to rent out the house the added benefit should be a roof top that can hold additional people, furniture, ...
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Replacement window - stucco on face of trim?

I had replacement windows installed several years ago and plan to "clean up" around them before painting the house. I would like to know if it's safe to stucco on the face of the green ...
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Can stucco be applied over smooth sheen paint?

I would like to apply a coat of stucco over some smooth sheen (semi-gloss?) paint? Can I expect the stucco to stick to it or does the paint need to be removed or primed with something?
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Patching a hole in concrete/stucco wall

We are having house re-piped and the plumbers removed gas water heater. It sits in the closet outside the house, and the closet is finished (?) with some sort of stucco or concrete mix. Plumber had to ...
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Polishing stucco seams

I stuccoed this wall in many iterations but was unable to do it seamlessly. The conspicuous seams divide daily application areas. Is there a way to polish these seams so there are not visible? One ...
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Windows leaking through bottom corners of window

I have multiple windows leaking water into the bottom corners of window. I do not believe it is coming from above but that's just a hunch. I had an inspection done and subsequently had all the stucco ...
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Base liner for stucco wall

I need ideas how to cover this currently really ugly joint between my stucco wall (currently applying stucco, can see new layer) and the immediate surrounding currently done with paver stones and sand,...
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Gap size around electric panel for patching stucco?

Just had a new electric panel installed in my house. There’s about 2” of gap between each side of the panel and the stucco. My question is… should I make the gaps on each side bigger to fit in ...
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Stucco Cracks at Roof Line Causing Leaks

The stucco at the roof line is disintegrating causing leaks into the wall. We requested a quote from a roofing company thinking they could install a metal trim to cover the edge of the stucco. The ...
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Is this vent above a mudsill needed?

I have a house built in the 60ies and there's a vent that goes above the mudsill to the cavity between the stucco and the drywall in my garage. I don't understand what is the purpose of this vent, ...
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Can I unscrew screws from anchors mounted in stucco and then be able to rescrew into the same anchors?

I have a bracket mounted on a stucco wall that I want to take off temporarily. The bracket was mounted into the stucco with green plastic anchors. Can I unscrew the screws from the anchors without ...
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Window Flashing and Stucco - Does a new vinyl window need a drip cap?

Context: Installing new Milgard vinyl windows and planning to install a drip cap. The windows have a 1" setback flange for stucco in addition of the flange to be placed against the framing. I am ...
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What kind of stucco is used in this style?

I am following a site on Instagram which centers around mediterranean styled homes. A common feature is the beige stucco, that is also being used for wet applications like pools and ponds. I have ...
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How to fill stucco gaps around light fixture

I just replaced a couple of outdoor light fixtures and noticed some gaps in the stucco around the base. The gaps were visible with the old fixture too, but even more so now because the new ones have a ...
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Whats the best way to prevent water getting to the foundation sill

My home is not graded super well, and I was told water has gotten to the sill/wood foundation where this crack is visible. It's not clear to me what the "proper" way to fix this is. A stucco ...
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Attach clothesline to wall when there's some grainy material inside the wall

I want to attach a couple of clotheslines to an interior wall. They need to be attached to a solid piece of timber or into masonry, but the wall is plasterboard (drywall). So I plan to attach these ...
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What tools do I need to make a hole in an exterior stucco wall?

My dehumidifier fills up too quickly so I need to attach a hose to it that drains outside. The exterior wall is stucco. What I do need for drilling the hole (drill bit types, etc.) and for sealing ...
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Running Wire from outside (sub-Panel) mounted to stucco to inside garage, how to do it by code?

I have a sub panel outside the house on the exterior outside the garage, house is a modern stucco exterior in Cali. I want to punch through the back of the panel and run some wires for an EV charger ...
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Material to re-stucco compromised exterior wall

The extension to my house was built (I estimate in the 1930s) using terracota hollow blocks with stucco over. For some decades, the stucco had vinyl siding over it, which was an awful choice because ...
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How can I repair loose stucco?

Less than 2 years ago I had the walls of my terrace painted, and in less than 2 years there are parts that are already like this. Is there anything I can do? Any material?
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Is there more to consider than the R-value when installing stucco in the Southwest?

I live in the Southwest and notice 90% of the homes in my area are stucco. Since I'm considering wrapping the house in an additional layer of insulation, then new siding, I am considering stucco. Many ...
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Replace in wall communications panel

There's a cutout panel on one of my garage's exterior wall where I'd like to install a weatherproof plastic enclosure on top of. There's a hole in it where the satellite installer got the coax cable ...
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how to repair a concrete patio slab with crumbling edges

A brick-on-sand patio was added to the house back in the 1970s atop a poured concrete foundation that goes down 36", below frost-depth, per local code. A brick-veneer was adhered with mortar to ...
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Replace rotted plywood sheathing behind stucco

I have a chimney chase where water was leaking down the side for years. I had the fireplace and flue removed. In the chase, the plywood sheathing has all rotted away from the stucco. I can remove ...
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