STUCCOMAX EXTERIOR WALL FINISH
StuccoMaxTM is a mineral-based exterior stucco that provides significantly higher water, impact and abrasion resistance than traditional or synthetic stucco systems. StuccoMax installs quickly over most wall substrates without the need for metal lath. StuccoMax is well suited for application over the Bautex Wall System, making installation fast and increasing the long-term performance of the building.
|High impact and abrasion resistance||At 3,500 PSI compressive strength, StuccoMax is significantly more durable than conventional three-part stucco and modern EIFS stucco systems.|
|Non-combustible||Does not burn and provides an additional layer of protection to the walls of any building.|
|Low shrinkage||Mineral-based cement does not shrink during curing unlike Portland cement, reducing chances for cracking of the finish.|
|High water resistance||Does not absorb water like traditional stucco systems, further protecting walls from water damage.|
|High sulphate resistance||Not vulnerable to degradation caused by exposure to water with higher concentrations of sulfates.|
|High freeze-thaw resistance||More resilient to freezing temperatures which can damage other finish systems.|
ONE-COAT, TWO-PASS INSTALLATION
StuccoMax can be installed directly over the Bautex AMB 20 line of air and moisture barriers. StuccoMax finish options include (1) hard troweled to a smooth flat finish, (2) worked with a sponge trowel to reveal fine aggregate for a textured finish, or (3) worked with a textured roller or stencil to create an ornamental finish.
- Bautex Block and Air & Moisture Barrier
- Foam insulation
- Concrete Masonry Units (CMU)
StuccoMax can be applied at different thicknesses, but is typically installed in a single coat from 1⁄8″ to 3⁄16″ final thickness. Following are typical yields for a 75 pound bag of StuccoMax material:
|UNITS||1/8" APPLICATION||3/16" APPLICATION|
|Coverage for 75 pound bag||55 sf||45 sf|
|Weight (lbs/sq.ft)||1.13 lbs/sf||1.67 lbs/sf|
*Product yields may also vary due to water content and substrate conditions.
StuccoMax can be left a natural tan color by simply applying a concrete sealer after the wall finish has cured.
In cases where a solid color is desired, StuccoMax can be painted.
StuccoMax will accept concrete stains, but the resulting color profile will tend to be more muted and mottled than a painted wall.
Exterior Wall Coating System
StuccoMax is manufactured from all natural elements, contains no Portland cement or silica, and does not emit any pollutants. This exterior wall coating system provides a durable and attractive finish to any building.
* StuccoMax is manufactured by and is a trademark of GigaCrete, Inc.
|ASTM E84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials||Flame Spread: <25 Smoke Development: <450||Flame Spread: 0, Smoke Development: 0|
|ASTM E136 - Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C||Pass||Non-combustible|
|AATCC 127 - Water Hydrostatic Pressure Test||Pass||Pass|
|ASTM D4541 - Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings||Declared Value||270psi (EWF 75 over AMB 20 and Bautex Block)|
|ASTM C109 - Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars||Declared Value||3,000 psi at 7 days|