Steve Pedracine Articles

Texas Governor Signs House Bill 2439
H.B. 2439 restricts local governments from mandating the use of only specific products, and it would allow the use of products and materials currently permitted in current building codes. Posted 6-21-19
Suggested Guide Spec: Portland Cement Plaster (Stucco) Over Continuous Insulation
CLICK ON THE "CONTINUOUS INSULATION OR STUCCO" FOLDER IN OUR REFERENCE LIBRARY TO ACCESS. Posted 6-21-19
Rainscreen Defined
Q: Can you explain to me what a rainscreen is? Posted 5-27-19
The 2019 U.S. Stucco Market Report
NATIONAL OVERVIEW: The single-family home market is only one market for stucco cladding, but an important and dominant one. Posted 5-27-19
Double Play
So does the air control layer go on the outside or the inside?... You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?
Construction’s Seven Deadly Sins
These construction pitfalls lead to callbacks and long-term problems. Here's how to avoid building defects on the jobsite. BUILDER, Don Neff, February 2019. Posted April 2019.
Suggested Guide Specification for Portland Cement Plaster over Conventionally Framed and Sheathed Walls (2019 Update)
UPDATED FOR 2019!! Posted April 20. Go to our reference library and click on "stucco." Title will show up in the publication titles displayed.
EIFS: When the Goal is Resiliency
An underestimated cladding system that’s begging for the limelight. Walls and Ceilings Magazine, Scott Robinson, March 2019
EIFS Briefs
Newsletter of the EIFS Industry Members Association. January/ February 2019