Aircrete as a stucco replacement?
Does anyone know if aircrete has been used as a stucco or exterior finish application over a traditional concrete wall surface? Thanks for any input!
Hi, I’m Courious about this too.
Looking at fixing up some various sized cracks in my house. This is one of the larger sized cracks. I’ve been reading that people use caulk. My house inspector told us we could just paint over the smaller cracks, but it’s not really in the budget to paint the whole house this summer.
Some of the articles say I could use Alex Plus and some are using the quikrete stucco repair. Anyone have luck with either? Obviously A+ is cheaper. Would the quikrete be better for the larger cracks and A+ for the smaller ones?
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Hello, I’m new to this forum and aircrete so I can not be of much help with your original question.
The mention of Alex Plus evokes a strong reaction, though.
Stay away from inferior caulking products.
Profesional painters with profit motive priorities rip off clients with the ubiquitous product you mentioned.
If caulking is required use the more expensive elastomeric variety. If homedepot is your only good hardware store option, I’m sorry.
Their brand is DAP so go with the 230
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@mtman08 Aircrete is not a suitable finish for exterior or interior use. It is too porous and soft for that. However, stucco is a perfect exterior finish application to use on an aircrete structure. Stucco is precisely what I applied to finish the dome we built in Hawi, HI in 2018 and I'm fairly certain that it is one of the more common ways to finish aircrete domes in general. Stucco has the density and resilience required for the job. Think of it as the crust, if you will.