Can I use Tyvek for stucco?

Tyvek Stucco Wrap helps provide better water management behind stucco facades and reduce the susceptibility to cracking of the scratch-coat. It’s a stucco wrap that can help promote both stronger façades and better-performing wall systems.

What is better than Tyvek?

While both Tyvek® HomeWrap® and the ZIP System provide air- and moisture-resistance, each has potential problems that may diminish their intended purpose. A better solution to a WRB is Barricade® Building Wrap. Barricade Building Wrap is strong, durable, permeable, and easy to install.

Do you wrap a house before stucco?

Install building and stucco wrap after all doors and windows are on the building. Immediately install siding or stucco when the wrap is in place. If you must install the building or stucco wraps separately, install the vapor diffuser barrier first and then apply the stucco wrap over that.

What is the difference between Tyvek and house wrap?

Typar® Building Wraps has a lower perm rating compared to Tyvek® HomeWrap®; so, a wall covered with Typar® can take longer to dry, which increases the risk of mold, mildew, and rot. Tyvek® HomeWrap® has a drainage plane so can manage bulk water better than Typar® Building Wrap, that does not have a drainage plane.

What is stucco wrap used for?

With a specially engineered surface texture designed for traditional and synthetic stucco systems in both commercial and residential construction, DuPont™ Tyvek® StuccoWrap® helps reduce cracking, improve stucco curing and channel moisture out of the wall.

What kind of paper goes under stucco?

10-Minute Building Paper is ideal for use as a weather-resistant barrier when installed behind stucco or other exterior wall cladding. GMCraft is asphalt saturated building paper.

What type of house wrap is best?

Originally, asphalt-laden felt paper was thought to be the best type of house wrap on the market. In fact, it’s still available, along with other house wrap solutions. However, Dupont’s Tyvek HomeWrap® is considered by most in the building profession to be the industry leader.

What do you put under stucco?

Because stucco is porous, the base—typically plywood or oriented-strand board sheathing—must have at least one layer of weather-resistant, vapor-permeable asphalt-impregnated building paper (“felt”) or plastic-based building wraps or stucco wraps.

What is the black paper under stucco?

The paper is a line of defense against moisture and is also referred to as the water resistive barrier in a three coat stucco system. Simple hand tools and attention to minor details are all it takes to install it.

Will water pass through Tyvek?

Tyvek® is unique

DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers have a unique structure, with millions of extremely fine pores that resist bulk water and air penetration, but allow water vapor to pass through and escape the building.

How do you apply stucco wraps?

How to attach Tyvek stucco house wrap, Tyvek stucco wrap – YouTube

Is stucco vapor permeable?

Because modern Portland-based stucco is not vapor-permeable and it traps moisture. Natural plasters, such as clay and lime, are much more permeable.

What happens if water gets behind stucco?

Water leakage is a common issue with stucco in areas where seasonal rain is the norm. If water gets behind stucco it will soften the areas it comes in contact with, eventually causing the stucco to break away and fall off in sheets.

Does house wrap stop moisture?

Protection from Moisture: House wrap helps prevent moisture from entering through the walls of the home. It also acts as a protective casing around the house by covering gaps and cracks that are found between the sheathing and insulation.

How long can house wrap be exposed?

How long can DuPont Tyvek be exposed before siding? Tyvek HomeWrap, Tyvek DrainWrap and Tyvek StuccoWrap should be covered within 120 days (4 months). Tyvek CommercialWrap should be covered within 270 days (9 months). The importance is covering DuPont Tyvek is based on the UV exposure.

What is the main problem with stucco?

There are several stucco problems that you can encounter. The most common ones are staining and discoloration, stucco cracking, and moisture intrusion. Other problems include stucco extending below grade and caulking. Some of these issues will need either repair or remediation.

How much does it cost to stucco a 2000 square foot house?

Stucco siding costs between $5 to $9.58 per square foot on average to install.

Average cost: $7,500 – $14,370.

Home Size Vinyl Siding ($3.50 per sq. ft) Stucco Siding ($7 per sq. ft)
1,500 sq. ft $5,250 $10,935
2,000 sq. ft $7,000 $14,000
2,400 sq. ft $8,400 $16,800
3,000 sq. ft $10,500 $21,000

What is the paper under stucco called?

The paper is a line of defense against moisture and is also referred to as the water resistive barrier in a three coat stucco system.

What paper goes behind stucco?

Can I Staple Tyvek house wrap?

Tyvek says you can use 4 staples per 9 feet of house wrap if you tape over them an apply the siding right away. But a cap stapler is better. Apply house wrap up the gables before installing exterior trim, even if the attic is not conditioned.

Can you put two layers of Tyvek?

Tyvek’s preferred recommendation is that both layers be a Tyvek® wrap. While this seems logical, based on chemical compatibly, in terms of permeability ratings, it is rare to see this as the installed condition while in the field.

Does stucco need an air gap?

Stucco detailing with continuous rigid insulation take cues from EIFS by having an air gap to drain behind the rigid insulation. A second draining layer immediately behind the stucco is advantageous as well to quickly and evenly dry the stucco, reducing efflorescence and cracking.

Can you put stucco over house wrap?

The short answer is, yes you can apply stucco over Tyvek but it is not recommended, a grade D paper (two ply preferrably) is better suited for stucco and is more compatible with the material.

How often do you need to paint stucco?

every 5-10 years
Stucco is a popular exterior choice due to its durability. However, a stucco home will still need exterior maintenance. It is often recommended that stucco be painted every 5-10 years depending on its current condition.

Can you put 2 layers of house wrap on?

The building code requires two layers, or equivalent, over wood-based sheathings when the cladding is a cementitious product; however, many consultants still advise that two layers are the best practice, even when not applied over wood-based sheathings.