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Old 08-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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moisture and stucco

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 problem.....

With that the old days, when they stucco'd a house, they did it all the way down to grade (dirt) stucco down to the bottom that point you will have a weep screen..this lets any moisture that gets behind the stucco to go down the wall.
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

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