PHRC Webinars

Exterior Plaster Finish Systems: avoiding moisture-related failures

11/8/2011 1:00-2:00 PM


Mike Turns


Link to Webinar:


Improper installation of exterior plaster finish systems, like hardcoat stucco and adhered stone veneer, can lead to severe moisture problems and cracking. Many installations do not meet code and result in the need for costly remedial work. This program will cover relevant code requirements, proper flashing and drainage, treatment of joints between dissimilar materials, rainscreen installation, and lath requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • 2009 International Residential Code
  • Changes in construction that have increased risk of wall system failure
  • Requirements for exterior plaster, etc
  • Avoiding moisture- related failures


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours


Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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