Stucco; Expansion Joints

The lines you see cut in large planes (walls) of stucco are called expansion joints.
Their purpose is to allow the stucco sufficient room to expand and contract with the sometimes radical temperature swings we experience in Calgary without the wall cracking.  However, placed methodically they can also serve to enhance the design and overall appeal of the building.
Below we take you on a sneak peak behind the green tarps.  The stucco process is underway – what’s up with the orange stucco?  Check back to find out if that is the permanent colour of if there is some other groovy detail in store for you…


Side-wall Profile


Peaking behind the tarps… orange?


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