An inside overview look at our process
- GENERAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
North County Plaster and Stucco holds these elements as “good practices”.
Failure to follow these can lead to problems with the stucco assembly installation or ultimately, to its failure.
Application Coordination Requirements
- North County Plaster and Stucco will ensure coordination of the stucco assembly installation with other trades on the project. Many areas of air and water resistive barrier coatings must be installed prior to other construction components such as windows, louvers, doors, roof intersections, deck headers. Many flashings must be installed prior to stucco.
- We will ensure critical details needed prior to application are acceptable and in place.
- We will employ sufficient manpower, to ensure a continuous coating application free of cold joints scaffold stag-ing shadows and texture variations.
- We will ensure adherence to sufficient curing times between coatings
- We will have scaffolding and other necessary equipment in place
prior to the installation.
- We will ensure access to electricity for power tools.
- We will have access to cool, potable water at the area where assembly materials will be mixed.
- Determine who will be responsible for temporary protection if installation of flashings over the stucco is delayed
- BEFORE BEGINNING THE INSTALLATION
If there are any discrepancies with North County Plaster and Stucco’s initial inspection of the substrate, we will ensure unsatisfactory conditions are corrected. The general contractor should be advised of all discrepancies so that appropriate action can be taken. Failure to advise the general contractor of unsatisfactory conditions before the application begins might be construed as acceptance, by the applicator of the substrate for the purpose of installing the assembly.
At this time, it may also be appropriate to once again review the contract documents to ensure that the installation will be consistent with what has been detailed and specified.
It is certainly easier for all parties concerned if problems are addressed up front rather than when they occur in the installation process.
In most cases, the installation of the assembly begins at
a level base line at the bottom of the wall. However, in
evaluating the installation, particular attention must be
focused on all locations within the installation where the
assembly will be interrupted or terminated. Based upon what
has been detailed and specified, consideration must be given
to these critical locations:
- Tops of walls
- Bottoms of walls
- Cladding transitions
- Penetrations such as scuppers, fixtures, outlets, and signage
- Deck connections
- Aesthetic features
- Expansion joints
- Abutments to dissimilar materials
- Gable roof/wall intersection/kick-out flashing (flashing turn-outs)
- Chimney flashing