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Old 03-09-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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So I finally got this house and have to decide what to do with the bottom half. I since did hardi plank on the top half. The concrete walls are 8" thick poured in place. The house was half done BTW and it was forclosed and sat 3 yrs or so. Top half was osb. So I went to the local stucco supply house and the head guy tells me he can sell me stucco but the Senergy would be the way to go. Base coat-rolled mesh-top base coat then some acrylic color. He said since its going on solid concrete I wouldnt need the foam board. He said it would not only be much cheaper but a better fit for the application. Ya or Nay? TIA! Any help is apreciated!
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So I finally got this house and have to decide what to do with the bottom half. I since did hardi plank on the top half. The concrete walls are 8" thick poured in place. The house was half done BTW and it was forclosed and sat 3 yrs or so. Top half was osb. So I went to the local stucco supply house and the head guy tells me he can sell me stucco but the Senergy would be the way to go. Base coat-rolled mesh-top base coat then some acrylic color. He said since its going on solid concrete I wouldnt need the foam board. He said it would not only be much cheaper but a better fit for the application. Ya or Nay? TIA! Any help is apreciated!
Yes, he's right. Base coat and mesh right over the concrete is fine. However, It must be prepped differently . You need to score the entire surface with a grinder and make small indentations on the foundation wall. So that the base coat has something to grip to.

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Yes but add the foam, insulation doesn't hurt
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Thanks for the input guys. I was kind of excited about not having to go through the trouble of atatching the foam board to the concrete, but it might be the quicker way instead of spending so much time grinding the walls with a grinder. The downstairs is not living its only used as a garage to park. Would it be very time consuming to grind it?
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You will get a better job out of it if you foam and sand the whole thing with a long board. Plus you will be able to cut control joints if you want.
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I wouldnt think twice about putting on Utrowel base coat then a final coat. Roll a bonding agent to the walls.
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Im having a problem posting a Pic but will soon. I went with the Senergy and it came out awesome. Thanks for the info guys!!
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I find using photobucket or another hosting site is the best way to post pics here
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Just wondering about the concrete/block lower and stud upper? I was just in Fla and saw a few homes like that? Is it common and why? Bugs? Flooding?
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No block. 8" solid poured in place. 9' above ground basement in New Orleans? You would have a hard time finding many. Not common at all. Base flood elevation at this house is only 1' above slab. The same contractor that started this one did at least two others that I know of in the area. All were forclosed on. Too costly and way overkill to build like this. I was told in the top pic they had about 135k in it. Thanks btw.

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