Stucco wicking moisture from pavers?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Gr8WhiteNorth, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Greetings,
    I built a patio this year that seems to be causing my customer some grief. This is a barkman pavingstone (precast concrete) patio built against a stucco exterior wall. The area on the stucco seems to be wicking moisture from the patio, leaving a darker, moistened area about 4-6" above the bricks. The stucco was done about 10 years ago and has never exhibited this symptom before. Any idea of why this is happening? If it will cause the wall to rot? Will if affect the lifespan of the stucco?

    what I can do to fix it?

    Thanks
     
  2. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Maybe your patio is pitching toward the home. Could be some settling in your overdig area.

    Chris
     
  3. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Drainage should be sufficient at roughly 1.5%
     
  4. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well, it could very well be the cinder block behind the stucco wicking the moisture.....Is it CB or a poured foundation?

    Chris
     
  5. Gr8WhiteNorth

    Gr8WhiteNorth LawnSite Senior Member
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    Poured foundation
     

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