Best practices for stucco or fiber cement on ICF?
We are building an ICF home in Zone 1, on the gulf coast. A beachfront home – very hot, very humid, very salty.
I see a lot of information on waterproofing etc. for ICFs below-grade (we don’t do basements here), but the information on above-grade is a lot more sparse and conflicting. I want to be certain I am using the best building practices for my home.
What would be the best construction method for attaching siding or stucco (or EIFS?) to ICF? Is a drainage gap required? A waterproofing layer, like a peel and stick?
Likewise, is there a clear “winner” between stucco, EIFS, or fiber cement plank siding for ICF? (Brick is not an option for the neighborhood.)
I appreciate all advice!
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