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Stucco over Foamglas

MariaLSchneider | Posted in Green Building Techniques on

I am a builder in Texas planning to build a residential project with CMU exterior walls with Foamglas directly adhered to the exterior and a hydraulic lime stucco finish. Has anyone used this system? I would like some input from someone who’s done it. Thanks.

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  1. KeithH | | #1

    Did you do this project? What details did you use for stucco finish? How did it turn out?

  2. MariaLSchneider | | #2

    Sorry for the slow response. We have not done the project yet. It is still in the planning stages. Foamglas is not very easy to buy here in Texas. There is a manufacturing plant here so I plan to see if I can buy it directly from them. If you use it, please post your experience here.

    I'm also having a hard time finding a local source of lime stucco materials. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  3. foamglas_building | | #3

    Hi Maria,

    Please contact me directly and I can help you out with this. [email protected]

    Pittsburgh Corning FOAMGLAS Building

  4. user-1072251 | | #4

    Contact Ken at‎ - they have done a retrofit project using foamglas.

  5. KeithH | | #5


    I looked into foamglas for an interior basement retrofit. I was able to get pricing directly from the manufacturer. I didn't have nearly as much luck with their dealer list; in my area, those dealers are mostly in the industrial pipe fitting business. I went another direct due to materials cost, though I still think the material would have been interesting to use. The R values needed in my climate required a pretty thick layer of insulation.

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