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Old 08-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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i live in sc. moisture is a real problem, but i would like to build a raised flower bed against my house. it will be in contact with stucco. how can i do this without the moisture from the garden soil ruin the stucco?

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I would forget that idea.
Not going to work that close to the ground.

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Old 08-08-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
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I'd also advise against it... However, if you insist use an elastomeric paint to paint the stucco to nearly waterproof it (stucco is not waterproof, it's a cement product that will leach water).
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The 'rules' on stucco have changed a bit over the years.

What is on the backside of that stucco? If it is a framed wall...then you don't want anything against it.

However, if it's concrete foundation....no problem.....

With that said....in the old days, when they stucco'd a house, they did it all the way down to grade (dirt)

Now....you stucco down to the bottom plate....at that point you will have a weep screen..this lets any moisture that gets behind the stucco to go down the wall.
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