Stucco homes are a bit of a conundrum. When stucco is done right, it can help make your home more energy efficient, fire retardant, and less susceptible to noise pollution. However, if a stucco exterior is poorly installed or not properly maintained, there are several serious issues which can arise and end up damaging your home. Most of the time, these issues are water related and have to do with excess moisture becoming trapped in your home. There are three very common issues which result from poor craftsmanship in the installation of stucco or poor maintenance practices:
Staining – If your stucco is untreated, rainfall can really take a toll on the exterior of your home. Rain brings with it a variety of contaminants which can become absorbed into the stucco and lead to stains. The rainwater can also wash contaminants from your roof and windows into your stucco. Over time, this leads to deposits of contaminants in your stucco as well as an overall deterioration of the stucco. The solution to this common problem involves a three step process. First, our Bucks County stucco remediation team will use environmentally neutral protects to remove the contaminants. Next, we use a low pressure water spray to clean the stucco. Finally, after fixing the problem through these first two steps, we apply a water-resistant sealer to prevent these same problems from recurring in the future.
Cracking – There are two types of cracking problems in stucco homes – localized issues and more comprehensive ones. Localized cracking is normally due to water damage below the surface, while general cracking throughout the home may be a result of shotty workmanship when the stucco was installed. For the first issue, our Bucks County stucco repair team will work to address joint work and install our coating system, which will greatly strengthen your stucco without changing its look. If the cracking is due to more serious flaws due to poor installation, we recommend a full Bucks County stucco replacement with Ai’s premium quality stucco system.
Mold – When dealing with issues of excess moisture and water retention, mold is always a concern. This issue is much more serious than the others, as it can hurt your home as well as your family. When this happens, the first step is to identify and eradicate the source of the trapped water. Next, we’ll remove the stucco affected by the excess moisture. We then identify the possible structural causes and our Bucks County stucco remediation team works to fix them and remove rotting wood. Finally, we install our own stucco system and high-end water management system in order to prevent future problems.
If you’re the owner of a stucco home and are struggling with moisture related issues, there is good news. Once you’ve identified the problems, the team of Bucks County stucco repair experts at Ai restoration can help you to address them. We won’t simply give you a surface level solution, but instead will work to get to the root cause of the issue. From there, we’ll go back and give your stucco system a complete overhaul – this time with premium quality craftsmanship you can trust to prevent any future issues.