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wetness around ac drain line

For a while, my ac condensation wasn't draining properly because the drain line that was supposed to come out of the side of the house was cut flush and stucco'd over. The hvac guys helpfully blew ...
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What can I put over this painted mortar/concrete?

The house I bought has some kind of concrete roughly smeared and painted on the front side of the house. I am looking for a fairly cheap solution to improve the look until I can afford to replace the ...
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Stucco in need of repair?

We recently had our cement tile roof replaced with asphalt shingles, and along the bottom edge of the stucco wall (where it meets the roof), it looks sort of unfinished. Is this an issue? If so, what’...
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Stucco: Repair or replace when cracks are apparent?

I have a painter doing exterior paint for my home. He told me there were cracks on the stucco and that with new paint this might be more visible. I have included a picture. Is this something that can ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

The pipe leading to this exterior faucet was apparently never secured inside the wall (contractor mistake when the wall was built): So it pulls in and out in use, and no doubt lets rain water drip ...
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Large quantity (surface area) of sealant in stucco after HVAC replacement

I just had my HVAC system replaced by the same company who installed my original system in 2008. In the areas with open/damaged stucco, I am seeing they used some type of sealant/caulk. I was ...
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Which extension ring for stucco?

I installed single gang boxes for my exterior wall: https://www.homedepot.com/pep/202077343 My stucco contractor said all of these boxes are not deep enough and he needs an extension ring to bring the ...
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Attaching video doorbell to stucco over rigid foam insulation

To the right and left of my front door are 6" deep protrusions/doorposts covered in stucco. I'm pretty sure (from another home installation project) that these posts are not really doorposts but ...
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new roof built on the house now the wall is about 5 in too Short from reaching the roof can we fill it in with cement

Can we use cement to fill the Gap in the wall up on top of the vertical wall 5-in Gap to the roof
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How to attach replacement shutter bits to stucco

The (decorative) shutter on our house has started to rot. I don't know what I am doing, in general, but moreso in this situation. Can somebody double check my plan: remove all rotten bits. stucco ...
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Can urine damage unfinished stucco

My home is under renovations and I just had the stucco redone. It hasn't been painted yet. I caught one of my neighbors peeing on the stucco on camera. Obliviously, I'm going to go talk to him about ...
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In what order should tar paper, rigid foam and Tyvek wrap be installed?

I'm preparing to replace Stucco of my old house with new Jame Hardie siding. After the stucco removed, I'd like to add 1 inch rigid foam to enhance the insulation because of the old 2x4 wall not ...
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How Do I Finish My Fence Section Next to Garage

I need some advice on finishing a fence section next to my attached garage. Here's the situation: Neighbor and I split the cost to build a fence. I have a section of fence next to my garage that's ...
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How does stucco waterproofing work?

(Note: Context is 1929 house in the Bay Area. I think this may be different than stucco in other places?) If I understand correctly, stucco is water permeable and a water barrier is installed between ...
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Why is waterproofing behind stucco a good idea?

It doesn't make sense to me. Here is the cross section of a conventional stucco wall: The wood must not get wet and therefore there is a sheet of waterproofing (black) between stucco and wood. Stucco ...
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Can Tesla Wall Connector be mounted directly to stucco wall?

Can the Tesla Wall Connector be mounted directly on an exterior stucco wall without taking care of studs and such? Just want to make sure this would be strong enough. The Wall Connector includes two ...
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How should I restore stucco on a delaminating retaining wall?

Twenty years ago I built a 3 foot high retaining wall out of cinder blocks, and installed decent "back side" drainage. Well, the drainage is not working, and about 7 years ago the stucco was ...
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How to repair flashing between stucco and brick chimney?

The flashing that transitions from my stucco wall to my brick chimney appears to be separating from the chimney. This separation is occurring across the entire height of the chimney and not just in ...
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Is this EIFS or hard-coat stucco over foam?

EDIT: Updated with new photos, details The light blue stuff is foam. The wire is metal. The base coat looks and feels like real concrete. My home inspector said he suspects EIFS. I brought in a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I put Hardie Board siding directly over old stucco?

I just bought an old house that has five different kinds of outside wall coverings. I was thinking I could remove the fake stones and the old wooden siding and then place strapping over top of the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...