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    Do you stucco the backside?

    The entire back of my island is going against the fence, Do you need to stucco it or just leave the hardiboard exposed?
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    Re: Do you stucco the backside?

    Stucco would be a great idea. There are several other options, but one way or another, something to cover it.
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    Re: Do you stucco the backside?

    Do the entire thing or it will look amateurish, IMO.
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    Re: Do you stucco the backside?

    Reason for this is im trying to avoid buying an extra bucket of dryvit just for a small area. The backside would actually take the most coverage. Its going to pushed against the fence and will never be visible unless the fence is torned down or we pull the island out.
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    Re: Do you stucco the backside?

    I guess i should have asked is will the bare hardibacker get damaged if there are no stucco
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    Re: Do you stucco the backside?

    A waterproof layer of some kind is recommended.
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    Re: Do you stucco the backside?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    A waterproof layer of some kind is recommended.
    thanks, I'll skim a light coat over and call it a day.
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    Re: Do you stucco the backside?

    Yes. Hardi can and will absorbe water.
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    Re: Do you stucco the backside?

    Yes, like the others have said the Hardi needs some protection.
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