A Contemporary Approach to Successful Stucco Wall Assemblies

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by VaproShield
Presented by Scott D. Wood

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the history of stucco cladding.
  2. Identify drainage and venting requirements for a stucco assembly.
  3. Explore benefits of a vapor-permeable WRB air barrier behind a stucco assembly.
  4. Recognize stucco wall system details as the concealed moisture and air barrier.
  5. Appraise case studies from failure to remediation.


1 AIA LU/Elective

This course will investigate the history of exterior stucco, to the most recent developments in stucco assemblies designed with innovative weather-resistive air barrier membranes in a ventilated rainscreen wall assembly. Participants will identify drainage and venting requirements and understand the details of stucco wall systems. The course will explore case studies from failure to remediation, including successful projects utilizing the new innovative all-in-one drainage matrix and weather-resistive air barrier technology.


Photo courtesy of VaproShield


 Scott D. Wood, is a Senior Building Scientist at VaproShield, and is responsible for product QA/QC on manufactured materials and investigation/testing of properties for new product development. He provides technical support for the company’s representatives, client inquiries, and assists in development—updating product literature and creating VaproShield’s AIA presentations. Scott’s extensive background has supported the excellent presentations he has provided domestically and internationally.


VaproShield VaproShield's Permeable Membrane Systems offer: energy saving air barriers, excellent permeability: 50-75 perms, zero VOCs, no primers, non-asphaltic. They meet or exceed the most rigorous industry standards and code requirements and either self-adhere or mechanically attach.


Originally published in May 2022