Jan 19, 2013, 10:01 PMdesignationzero
Question: Foundation/Stucco spacing
How much space is needed for stucco. I am hoping to build a shipping container home with stucco siding. The question is how many inches of outcropping is needed for stucco?
Jan 19, 2013, 10:37 PMJaybee
There are several different ways to do 'stucco', involving different thicknesses.
Traditional stucco uses a lathe wire as a base, this lathe wire is attached to a sub base. Total thickness of lathe wire and 2 to 3 coats of stucco is going to vary but will be about 1/2" to 3/4"
Stucco on top of foam (EFIS)uses 2" foam with a fiberglass mesh, stucco base layer and stucco top coat. Total thickness is about 2-1/4".