PermaBase® Cement Board

Central Stucco has carried PermaBase® Cement Board (made by National Gypsum) since 2014, and distributes it throughout Northern New Jersey. We’re able to handle orders of any size from a small home to a large, commercial building.

PermaBase® will make sure that your project goes faster, easier, and cleaner than with traditional metal lath/scratch coat.

Our knowledgeable sales staff will help you determine the specifications and best ways to install our in-stock PermaBase® Cement Boards. We keep ½” and ⅝” PermaBase® Cement Board in two sizes (3’ x 5’ and 4’ x 8’).

Central Stucco also carries PermaBase® alkali resistant tapes and corrosion resistant screws.

For more information about PermaBase® Cement Boards or our installation guides, please call 973-777-0515 ext 121.


PermaBase® brand Cement Board is a rigid substrate made from Portland cement, aggregate, and glass mesh. It provides a robust, hard surface which endures extended exposure to the elements.

PermaBase® Cement Boards are lightweight and easy to install. The patented EdgeTech technology allows closer application of nail and screw. The boards are the ideal substrate for:

  • Tile applications
  • Stucco applications
  • Cement board stucco
  • Thin Brick
  • Adhered Stone Veneer
  • Thin Porcelain tile
  • Ventilated Rainscreen Facade
  • EIFS
  • Soffit Panels
  • Sheathing Panels
  • Outdoor Kitchens & Grills


CBSS is especially useful in residential and low-rise commercial applications. It provides a drainage system which keeps water from penetrating behind cladding in framed construction. It complies with ASTM D 226, protects approved sheathings and structural components, and helps evacuate incidental water.

Benefits of CBSS include

  • Usefulness in all climates
  • Resistance to the growth of mold and mildew
  • Durable and resistant to impact and inclement weather
  • Resistant to fading, cracking, and peeling because of its acrylic polymers
  • Engineered for fast installation and high quality control
  • Includes a 15-year exterior warranty


CBMV provides a complete, engineered solution for adhered veneers in residential and low-rise commercial applications. It allows builders to incorporate an effective water management system for a variety of exteriors with natural or manufactured stone as well as thin brick veneers.

The benefits of the CBMV system include

  • Engineering which allows faster installation and superior quality control
  • Increased performance through polymer-modified adhesive mortars designed for hanging materials rather than S & N mortars which work best with stacked materials
  • Durability with increased resistance to impact and inclement weather
  • Approved for use in ASTM C 1780
  • Easily allows inclusion of continuous installation in the assembly

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