Originally Posted By: jhagarty
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How are other builders addressing weep screed issues when you have a gap between the weep screed and the foundation?
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Don, we recommend finishing the walls beneath a weep screed with a stucco scratch coat or paint tinted to match the stucco. If the weep screed has perforations, be sure not to fill them with paint or the scratch coat. It?s imporant not to extend the stucco finish below grade, as stucco will wick water through capillarity. The optimum distance between the grade line and the weep screed is six to eight inches.
Nova, we recommend dropping the weep screed one to one and a half inches below the sill plate. This will ensure that the stucco line is clean and doesn?t highlight any imperfections in the foundation. To seal the gap between the weep screed and the foundation, use a low expansion spray foam and then caulk the weep screed to the foundation wall.
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