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Posted by jb on December 6th, 2001 10:30 AM
In reply to Attaching to Stucco by abby on December 6th, 2001 10:00 AM [Go to top of thread]

If necessary, you should be able to attach things to your house. You should use screws, galvanized or stainless steel, and you should pre-drill the stucco itself and the screw can go into the exterior sheathing, if you have a wood framed house, or into the brick with the appropriate anchor. If you have a wood framed house then the sheathing is probably good enough for very light loads/weights but you would want a heavier lag screw into a stud for any significant weight.

What kind of stucco do you have, actual concrete or the immitation foam and synthetic type? What type of frame does your house have, wood or other? How high is the garland? Does it pass by any non-stucco parts of your house that you could use as an attachment point? If you have real concrete stucco and a light load then you might be able to epoxy an angle iron or block of pressure treated wood to it, might even work for fake stucco. Use high grade, waterproof epoxy, none of that 5 minute junk. If you MUST make holes in your stucco then you need to use a high quality butyl or urathane flexible calking to bed the fastener and to seal the hold, similar to the stuff they use around your windows and doors between the trim and the stucco. Hope this helps...

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