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Stucco help needed!

Posted by DSK1967 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 25, 12 at 10:42

Hi

We live in NJ and are currently framing our new construction.

Our plans call for stucco (many houses in the area with stucco siding).

Framing and roof sb done in another 2 weeks. My question is ... is it realistic to expect them to be able to put up the stucco in the mid-fall? Is it impacted by weather, temperature?

Any info would be appreciated, thanks!

Dave


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RE: Stucco help needed!

Best conditions for stucco are damp/humid (not wet), overcast days with temperatures in the 60s.

If it's dry, hot and sunny, it'll lose moisture and won't cure properly and crack a lot.

If it's rainy while the stucco is still soft, it'll ruin the finish (but if it's rainy after a few hours of placement, it's beneficial because it helps curing).

If it's freezing, it won't cure and may never cure.


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