An outside, completely isolated, balcony column structure
In an outside, completely isolated, balcony column structure that must be finished in stucco and built using steel studs, would it be possible for any moisture damage in the inside of it if we were able to completely seal the inside from the elements? In a 4c zone, applying stucco to acrylic panels to make a stand-alone column.
This is a renovation. The column is completely isolated from the dwelling. It must use a stucco finish (acrylic or not) (or something that looks like stucco). The idea of the acrylic or plexiglass panels is that they will never rot, they can structural, using steel studs (to help secure railings). The column is 10″ x 10″ x 7 feet. The stucco part is totally exposed to rain/wind.
Would we get any dew formation or mold in the inside of the air-tight column? What would you recommend the sheathing to be for it to never rot or rust, I suppose? 🙂
Using some kind of primer for galvanized structures and an anti-rust paint (tar, epoxy-tar,…) to prevent moisture/rust, mold, and sulfur dioxide damage. The studs would be dipped into the covering. The advantage would be –in effect– to attach an impermeable membrane to one of the most vulnerable part of a wall assembly. Your thoughts?
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