stucco - to cover, or remove?

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stucco - to cover, or remove?

Post by Sean B » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:49 pm

Hi everyone,

I've started on a project of enclosing and finishing the underside of my 2nd floor deck.

I want to cover the exterior of the actual house while closing this space up.
Right now its stucco, would it be fine to cover the stucco? or better to take it down?

I was thinking 1-2" rigid foam insulation, then frame, and some vat insulation.
just like how your video on how to insulate concrate walls in the basement.
( Ill be doing that processes to two other sides where I have 3 feet of concrete)

thanks for your opinions
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Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

Post by Sean B » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:11 pm

This is the wall I'm wondering about, I'm leaning towards covering..
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Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

Post by Shannon » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:57 pm

So this is an exterior wall and it will still be an exterior wall? Why are you framing I front of it again? Or am I confused?
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Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:22 pm

Shannon wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:57 pm
So this is an exterior wall and it will still be an exterior wall? Why are you framing I front of it again? Or am I confused?
So it isn't just me? Op was talking about a second story deck, then showing us pix of a basement wall, I didn't know what we were dealing with here. :? :?:
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Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

Post by Sean B » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:00 pm

This space is not my basement, but just under my 2nd floor deck. The previous house owner did this "enclosure".

I want to redo it and have it be a nice finished area. Including insulation and drywall. So I'm considering to take down the stucco.

Originally the stucco was an exterior wall,
Now its within a poorly built enclosure under the deck. And I want to enclose and insulate the area properly.

Would you take down the stucco? Or cover it?

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Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

Post by Shannon » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:16 pm

I generally promote removal of old exterior finishes before recovering. This allows for inspection of walls for rot and damage as well as keeps the wall structure clean and flat to work on.

I still am a little confused? So this will be a interior part of the home when completed? I assume that you must have some kind of water proof decking above creating a leak proof roof?
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Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

Post by Sean B » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:06 pm

Sorry for the confusion, it sounds like removing the stucco would be the best choice.
Yes it will be interior when completed, and for my roof, yes my deck has a waterproof cover installed throughout the floor and as well as a sealed roof above the deck

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Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

Post by Shannon » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:00 pm

Ok well good luck ,it’s an interesting project. Before you proceed I would recommend getting your permits approved ,you may find that this will not be allowed or it may require some extra work to qualify
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