I can see how my question has caused some confusion. To clarify, I am
*not* considering anchoring solely into the stucco and sheathing. I'll
be anchoring to the building frame -- only after completing a load
analysis. My question at this point is whether the bracket should be
mounted in *contact* with the stucco or not.
On Fri, 2008-07-04 at 20:46 -0700, Jeff Stevens wrote:
> Stucco isn't particularly common in my area. What is the proper way to
> attach a house bracket to a building with stucco siding? This is cement
> stucco over metal lathing -- not EIFS.
> Of course, following the manufacturer's specifications is the way to go.
> Radian *does* show the bracket attached directly to the exterior siding
> -- however the diagram shows horizontal overlapping siding -- not
> stucco. Do I bolt right through the stucco? Do I put a backer between
> the bracket and the stucco? Do I remove the stucco and put in a
> properly flashed ledger board to bolt through?
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