Stucco is an incredibly versatile material. The benefits of a well-constructed stucco home are numerous: stucco can insulate your home to minimize energy costs, make it more fire retardant, and reduce noise pollution from outside sources. On the flipside, a stucco exterior that’s been poorly installed can be a true burden on any homeowner. Such shoddy workmanship may not physically manifest until a decade or two after the home has been constructed.
Discovering serious issues with your home’s stucco can be a very stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. A home with stucco damage can be salvaged, as long as you hire a Northampton County stucco repair team who knows how to fully address the underlying cause of the damage. If you’ve noticed any of the following unsightly imperfections in your home’s exterior, it may be time to consider Northampton County stucco remediation:
Stucco extends below grade – This problem is a result of improper stucco installation. When this happens, water retained in the stucco has nowhere to drain, and simply accumulates – further damaging your stucco. Also, the stucco will absorb water from the ground which leads to more water retention and damage. The solution depends on the extent of the damage. Sometimes, the stucco can simply be cut above grade, followed by the installation of a weep screed. For more serious cases, the stucco will need to be removed and replaced. In either case, our Northampton stucco repair team will work to discover the defects which lead to the issue, and install a new and improved water management and stucco system.
Deterioration – Deterioration is usually the result of unsealed stucco. Other factors contributing to deterioration include pressure washing, improper mixing, poor installation, landscaping too close to the wall, and heavy concentrations of water. The solution is simple: simply seal your stucco to decrease or even prevent further deterioration.
Watermarks – Stucco is a porous material, which means it’s vulnerable to water retention. Living in an area with high precipitation only exacerbates this issue. Water retention can lead to damage and deterioration in your stucco. The solution is the same as for deterioration: sealing your stucco will help prevent excess water retention.
If you’ve observed any of the above manifestations of stucco damage in your home, don’t hesitate to take action. Time is your enemy and will only lead to further damages. These issues must be addressed at their root.
Our Northampton stucco remediation team has experience identifying and addressing the root cause of stucco damage. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to restoring your home to its original form and function.