If you’re the owner of a relatively new stucco exterior home on the Main Line, you may have noticed some physical signs of deterioration. For many stucco homeowners, the consequences of inferior workmanship and installation begin to surface a decade or two after the construction of the home. When you start to notice some of these unsightly physical issues affecting your home, it’s important to take swift action. These outer issues are usually indicative of more serious underlying problems, which need to be addressed quickly in order to salvage your home. Here are a few common symptoms that you may need Main Line stucco repair:
Efflorescence – This problem manifests as a white buildup of mineral deposits in your stucco. Since water-soluble salts are used in the mixing materials of the stucco, some efflorescence may be normal. But excess deposits can arise at the meeting point of stucco and soil, or where there is heavy water concentration against the stucco. To resolve this issue, Ai Restoration washes the deposits away using a non-toxic solution and reseals the problem area to prevent further water retention.
Gaps around windows and doors – Like many stucco-related issues, these gaps arise because of oversights during the construction of the home. This can be one of the leading causes of large-scale stucco problems. The solution involves applying a high-grade sealant which waterproofs the joint and seals any gap between windows, doors, and stucco.
Staining at missing kick-out locations – This staining occurs at the point where the roof line meets the stucco walls, and also involves a high concentration of water building up. This is one of the most prevalent problem areas, frequently revealing serious underlying problems. The solution is a multi-step process involving cutting out stucco from the problem area, slitting the water-resistant barrier, and installing a kick-out under the step flashing.
Along with these three issues, the smart homeowner will keep an eye out for any staining, cracking, stucco extending below grade, deterioration, or water marks from heavy rain. Ai Restoration approaches Main Line stucco remediation in a comprehensive way. We seek out the root cause of these physical manifestations of damage in order to find a final solution, rather than slapping on a Bandaid.
Extensive Main Line Stucco Repair From Ai Restoration
If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms of stucco damage affecting your home, don’t hesitate to take action. Stucco-related issues can wreak havoc on your home, but when discovered and promptly addressed, a damaged stucco home can be salvaged. Contact Ai Restoration today to restore your home to it’s original beauty:
Phone: (215) 794-6858