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Re: Stucco over cardboard siding
- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: Re: Stucco over cardboard siding
- From: "Raymond Shreenan" <rshreenan(--nospam--at)adelphia.net>
- Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:12:49 -0800
It is unraveling in places in every exterior wall from water intrusion and
currently has little or no shear value. I will recommend that they replace
it with plywood and stucco or at least paper backed wire lath and 7/8" stucco
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 4:52
Subject: Re: Stucco over cardboard
Sounds like it might be Thermoply, which is a siding material (yes it
looks similar cardboard) and has some structural values
(ICC-ES Legacy report 2407). It has some structural value, and I
think it has been used on a lot of military housing in the south and
southwest. I still think that 3/8" plywood would be better, but I
believe the Thermoply is cheaper.
Hope this helps.
Mike Cochran S.E.
In a message dated 3/14/2005 4:25:24 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
Have any of you ever come across residential
structures with exterior wall material consisting of 1/8" stucco over
what appears to be 1/8" layered paper product resembling card board?
The cardboard is only 1/8" thick and the walls are badly
deteriorated from water intrusion. I don't have a clue of what this
stuff is nor how it was ever approved as an exterior wall covering.
The residence is a one story wood framed structure in Cathedral City and it
is an insurance claim for water damage.
I think it was built in the early
I'll bet Dennis Wish knows something about
Thanks in advance for any info y'all might have