Scratching the surface with stucco control joints

April 29, 2009
Publication: Construction Specifier p 48-59
Author(s): Bowlsby, Jeffrey A.

Abstract: Portland cement plaster, also known as stucco, is a popular and common exterior wall cladding finish. One concern of this otherwise excellent material is its inherent cracking--not only causing visual blemish, but also leading to possible water intrusion that could result in concealed damage.

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