July, 2011 - Washington, DC

No flashing over window,

No flashing over window

Rots under window.

Rots under window

Correctly placed flashing is angled down allowing water to exit and drip away from the window trim.

Correctly placed flashing

Flashing angled backwards:

backwards%20flashing in Washington, DC.

Backwards flashing runs water down the sides of the windows.

Backwards flashing

Note how the caulking does more harm than good by trapping water in the wall.

Note how the caulking does more harm than
good in Washington, DC.

Non-Profit Links

Technical Services Information Bureau

A non profit resource for plaster and stucco.

Portland Cement Association

Standards for Installation

Your leaking house

Your leaking house is an excellent source of information. Ask Carl Brown, Mr. Bad Stucco himself

12 point list of methods for reducing cracks

A pdf file of my 12 point list of methods for reducing

Water_Management_Details-Housewraps_Flashings_Windows

For an excellent resource on flashing.

Stuctural stucco in Haiti

More outstanding work by Donald Stevens from Winchester, Virginia.

American Plywood Asscociation Video

A great illustration on why to space plywood or OSB.

Incredible videos from Vietnam.

A series of videos showing amazing stucco.

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