How do the building codes relate to these systems? Are there rules for putting stucco systems together?
There are three general guidelines for every stucco system: First there are broad national specifications to consider: EIFS and conventional stucco applications are part of the International Building Code (IBC).
Next there are specialty codes (fire & energy) and ASTM standards that apply.
And finally one-coat stucco systems – like Amerimix 740 Fiber Base Coat – will have an IAPMO report as an application guideline. Amerimix’s IAPMO Report is #427.