Anyone have any idea if there is a code requirement or specification of how thick the “stucco” finish is supposed to be on a block wall. Keep in mind that none of the builders around here actually do stucco anymore. They put a coat of cement on the wall and then texture it. In fact most plans do not even say stucco any longer, they call it a cementitious finish.
That said, a customer pointed out that on his home under construction, after the “stucco” was applied, you can still see the mortar joints in the block. Is there a standard that would compel the builder to make the finished coat on the block wall thicker?
These photos are after the home was painted and you can still see the mortar joints.