Stucco - wood based and soil

Old 07-19-09, 02:38 PM
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Question Stucco - wood based and soil

We are building a wood based stucco wall. If I want to add soil and put a garden against the wall do I have to protect the stucco from the moisture and dirt? May I just add a few inches of gravel between the wall and soil?

Thanks for any advice. I don't want to weaken or destroy the wall.

Old 07-23-09, 05:07 AM
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Welcome to the forums Jane!

It's never a good idea to have wood framing below grade. You might be able to seal the stucco with some foundation grade tar. What's on the other side of the wall?

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