Stucco and air gap question with Home Slicker
I am remodeling my house down to the studs. Put In cellulose insulation and OSB - 2x4 walls. Going with stucco on bottom half. I read that this is a dangerous combo without an airgap. So I forked out the bucks and bought Home Slicker stone and stucco to create a 1/4 inch air gap. We have installed standard Tyvek and have the Home Slicker Stone and Stucco over it. So my big question is do we need another layer of felt on the outside of Home Slicker or is the layer of stucco blocking fabric that comes attached to Home Slicker good enough?
To be more explicit. Code requires two layers of felt due to the fact that stucco binds to the first layer leaving the second an intact weather barrier. Is this kind of protection needed with homeslicker stone and stucco product? Would adding a layer of felt on the outside of the homeslicker air gap create some kind of unintended consequences by having a WRB on both sides of my 1/4 inch air gap?
Posted Jun 22, 2014 9:15 AM ET
Edited Jun 23, 2014 4:21 AM ET
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