Cracks in the scratch coat and

brown coat?

Ask the pros-February 2007
By Reggie Bullard


 I having a house built. Should the scratch coat have a bunch of cracks or holes in it ? The Stucco installer says it is normal to have both since the  color coat will cover it.

>> Thanks for having such an informative site! I noticed on your FAQ page that hairline cracks in the brown coat are common. I am currently going throughthe process of 3 coat stucco and did notice numerous hairline cracks in
our brown coat. .......Should I have any concerns?

It is normal to have cracks in the brown coat.
They are caused by normal shrinkage.
They will be filled in by the finish coat

Don't worry.
Be happy

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