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  1. Building & Construction
    So here's a pic showing a cross-section of my homes rear wall: Shortly after the stucco dried the builder poured a 8" thick concrete pad to serve as a rear landing/step, right up against the stucco as shown, at least it slopes away from the wall. The home was built in the late forties so no...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I’m remodeling my house and replacing all stucco around the house with beige white color. We extend and build a new second floor from the old house. GC suggested fine sand because smooth will crack and hard to repair and the old house foundation will cause it to crack. I need advice here on how...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    First time stucco-er here. I mixed up some fine finish stucco to repair a wall and the stuff just has no stick! It wants to fall right off my trowel like wet sand and it barely wants to grab on to the wall itself. There’s gotta be a trick I’m missing. I don’t want to use the quick set repair...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    We’re starting to renovate a casita that’s part of our property. The previous owners had already done some repairs themselves. They placed drywall over stucco and there’s a wall that’s unfinished but I noticed that there’s no insulation in between the stucco and wall. I just wanted to know if it...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've been patching up some hairline stucco cracks throughout my house but was wondering about a best approach to one of them that's an outlier. Whereas most of them have been pretty clean cracks similar to what I see elsewhere (example picture of the window diagonal crack), there is one long...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Hey y’all, so I bought this home out in SoCal. The home was built in 1960 and the basics are mostly is in good shape. I’ve got this planter box outside the house that I rather like and want to keep but when I had the floors done it was clear that some of the moisture is making it’s way into the...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I have some brass house numbers I want to affix to exterior stucco by our front door. Each weighs less than 1 pound. While the numbers came with (brass) screws, I'm wondering if it's better to just use adhesive, like clear silicone or Gorilla glue. Seems to me, adhesive would avoid having...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hello! I hope someone here can offer some suggestions on the right and/or most pragmatic way to fix this. I have a second floor balcony that seems to lack some sort of drip edge or other method to allow water to fall off into the super-gutter below it, where my screen patio enclosure attaches...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a 120 year-old Victorian. The foundation is brick, double walled with a 2'' void between walls. I went under my wrap-around porch for the first time in years and the mortar is badly deteriorated on the above-ground courses. It's not so bad that it's structurally a problem, but it may...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm looking for suggestions/solutions for my stoop issue. Stoop collects water because previous owners didn't leave a place for water to drain. Problem 1 (Patching Hole): Previous owners built a new stoop to the front of the house and didn’t leave a place for water to drain. (See the 2" lip...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    When my house was painted by the previous owner, they didn't fix this problem area with the flashing above the front porch (although the seller did give me some money to fix it). I will probably repair it myself, but wanted to show the problem in case there is some good advice on how to proceed...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've got a newer CMU concrete block foundation I'd like to cover up b/c it really isn't visually appealing (pretty crappy job by masons). I'm thinking of using stucco to apply over the top. I've talked with some that believe that metal lath should be used first, then the stucco. The more I...
  13. Building & Construction
    What is the pros and cons of stucco siding?
  14. Building & Construction
    which is the best material to use? Let me know your advice. Thanks
  15. HVAC
    Hi all. (sorry if this should go in a different section) My garage has no ventilation. My only option is to open the side door and/or raise the garage door slightly. However, I don't want to leave these open overnight. There's an upstairs room right above the garage which always stays warm...
  16. Painting
    We have concrete block w/stucco one story house in Florida Gulf coast. There are a few areas that are showing some cracking along the base--not enough to have it re-coated--it is more fading and dingy. We bought the house 5 yrs ago and don't know what paint was used by prior owners or last time...
  17. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I apologize if I am using the incorrect terminology. I have owned a home for 1.5 years and know very little about this type of thing. From what I've read so far, I think it's the sill plate gap? Anyway, my house was built in 1945, initially a basement house, then they build up. It's a concrete...
  18. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My house exterior is stucco. My father (a ceramic artist) made us big clay tiles with house numbers on them. There's four tiles, one for each number. When we originally put them up, my husband used silicone glue to attach them all to a tile backer board, put two screws into the stucco, and...
  19. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We purchased a house in South Florida that was built in 1959. It had been painted numerous times over the years. The person we bought the house from, had it painted before selling using people found on Craigslist who could do it cheap. Needless to say, they didn't bother prepping the stucco and...
  20. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello (from first time poster) The backstory: My house, built in 1937, originally had an exposed concrete block fascia -- a short-lived design. Just as with brick, there are angle steel lintels over every opening. The house was stuccoed directly over the painted block, making bonding failures...
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