Attaching items to Dryvit or Stucco

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Old 05-31-14, 01:41 PM
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Attaching items to Dryvit or Stucco

I am not sure if I have Dryvit or stucco or some comparable product. My question is, how can I attach things to it?

I know it isn't that strong on itself and need to hit the studs. How would I do that in terms of making sure I don't get water inside?

I am thinking I am going to have a frame that will rest on the ground, so the attachment is really only to keep it from falling over. I am thinking of a trellis or something like that.
 
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Old 05-31-14, 02:15 PM
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I'd drill it, put a little caulking in the hole and then install the screw.
 
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Old 05-31-14, 07:42 PM
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And if it's a wood-framed trellis, resting on the ground, you can expect to see it start rotting from the bottom up in a few years. Much better to elevate it off the ground a few inches (or more) if you want it to last.
 
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