How to correctly install a weep screed.I need your help

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How to correctly install a weep screed.I need your help

I am fixing stucco on a 50 year old building in Sunny Southern Calif.The stucco has detioriated ,cracked and seperated from a concrete walkway leaving a deep gap.After I install mosture barrier(stucco paper) Do install weep screed to the stud?And is there any special fastners to use I'm using roofing nails?Name:  Stucco deteriation 003.jpg
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Old 11-01-12, 08:32 PM
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I'm no stucco expert, but the photos make me think you need a narrow trim piece of inert material, fastened continuously to the wall along the bottom, not quite touching the concrete. Maybe something like Azek? And then butt the stucco up to the top edge of it.
 
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There are some youtube videos on it but that's before the stucco is there. In his situation the stucco hasn't been removed. I don't see why he can't fill the gap & leave it.
 
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I think your advice was all i need to fix my problem,thanks a lot just want to make sure I'm doing everything correctly,and thanks for the youtube video's now i can proceed with the knowlege from you guys..hey this is a great site..Thank You so much
 
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In response to "filling the gap with stucco and leaving it," I think that's a recipe for a repeat performance of what's already happened. That being the stucco was allowed to overlap and contact/stick to the concrete slab. When the slab wants to move laterally, both from temperature and moisture changes, it will--subjecting the lower portions of the relatively brittle stucco to repeated stresses it can't tolerate. So it's very likely to flake and break off again.
 
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I will not just fill in cracks i will wrap with new stucco paper ,until i have reached a point in the wall were the paper was not damaged,stucco strong,i will remove ,wire brush deteriorated loose stucco ,lathe and attach weep screed to stud.I'm using Rapid set stucco patch ,strong ,non shrinking,bonds to anything and you can scratch and brown same day.I really appreciate your smarts and great advice I thank you for taking time to respond to my thread I'm new here learning how to post and reply.There are so many knowledgeable people like yourself helping one another.GREAT SITE
 
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