At Ai Restoration, we are true exterior building envelopes experts. An exterior building envelope consists of the layers of material that separates the inside of a building from the outside environment. While the outside layer of siding or stucco may not indicate any damage, incorrectly installed siding, windows and doors, flashing, and other structural parts can lead to the introduction of water and mold. Remediation of these types of problems require skilled craftsmen who can not only fix the underlying … [Read more...] about Ai Restoration: Stucco, Brick, Vinyl, Stone Experts
If you've recently had a stucco inspection, you may have some questions about moisture readings. What could high moisture readings indicate? As you know, stucco's purpose, like any siding, is to protect your home from the elements and prevent moisture from entering and damaging your home. So if you find high levels of moisture, could it mean you have structural damage? Furthermore, what if you only have high levels in one area? Does that require full remediation? Let's explore. High Moisture Readings in Stucco … [Read more...] about High Moisture Readings in Stucco Walls: What Does it Mean?
If you notice black stains on your stucco, alarm bells might begin to go off. Is it mold? Is it rot? Is there a problem or is it only a matter of how it looks? Here at Ai Restoration, we want our customers to stay informed. Knowing the ins and outs of your stucco siding can help you stay safe, save time and money, and make better decisions for your home. So, today we're going to help you understand what black stains on your stucco could mean. Black Stains on Stucco: Causes First, there are two main reasons why … [Read more...] about Black Stains on Stucco: What Do They Mean?
Have you noticed cracking around your stucco chimney? What about mold or rot? Or do you notice efflorescence? If so, you might need to look into stucco chimney repair. The deterioration on your stucco chimney could be more than just surface damage. This deterioration occurs either when a stucco covered chimney lacks vital components of a proper stucco system, or if the system wasn't installed correctly. In either case, your stucco system becomes compromised. So, if you're searching for stucco chimney repair in … [Read more...] about Stucco Chimney Repair: Call the Remediation Experts
If you experience problems with stucco moisture, you may be wondering when it's time for repair or remediation. When does a crack need simple repair versus remediation? When is discoloration merely cosmetic versus a sign of more serious problems? Is mold in your home always due to stucco problems, or could something else be going on? Let's look deeper into the causes of stucco moisture problems and repair and remediation. Common Causes of Problems Let's review some of the more common causes of problems with your … [Read more...] about Problems With Stucco Moisture: Repair vs. Remediation
One common incident with stucco in homes of certain designs is the appearance of stair step cracks in the stucco. Maybe you've noticed cracks or lines in your stucco going up, then across, then up again, and then across again, like a set of stairs. It's helpful to know what causes these sorts of cracks in order to address them appropriately. After all, how do you know if this has a simple solution or a costly one? Today we'll tell you what causes cracks like stair step cracks in your stucco. Stair Step Cracks in … [Read more...] about What Causes Stair Step Cracks in Stucco?
Handling stucco water damage is no picnic. However, in order to fix the damage appropriately it's important to understand how stucco gets damaged. As remediation professionals who work closely with homeowners and other contractors in the industry, we make it a priority to educate homeowners about possible causes of stucco failure, how we remediate those problems, and how we prevent them from happening in the future. In today's blog, the professionals from Ai Restoration are here to tell you about the most common … [Read more...] about Stucco Water Damage: How and Why it Happens
Synthetic stucco, also known as exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS), can be finicky. As with any siding system on your home, its purpose is to protect your home from moisture. So if you face water damage, the system becomes compromised. However, full remediation can be expensive, costing both time and money. Today, we'll talk about EIFS water damage, and when you need to consider remediation. Causes of EIFS Water Damage In order to determine whether or not you need remediation, we first need to consider … [Read more...] about EIFS Water Damage: When It’s Time for Remediation
If you've had problems with your stucco in the past, few things can be so frustrating. Most of the time, stucco failures require remediation. After all, if the root problem doesn't get addressed, you can expect to require repair after repair after repair. Because a repair simply addresses external damage, but remediation aims to address the root cause. With that in mind, what causes stucco failures? Thankfully, they come down to one of two simple reasons: an incomplete stucco system or improper installation. Let's … [Read more...] about Common Causes of Stucco Failures and Remediation
We get asked all the time about the differences between remediating, repairing, and/or replacing stucco exterior. Understanding these differences is vital for homeowners to be able to make informed decisions, grasp risks and benefits, simplify complex problems, and know they'll get the best service. So, with that in mind, this blog explains the differences between remediating and replacing your stucco exterior. Remediating Stucco Exterior First, remediating your stucco has a vastly different purpose than simply … [Read more...] about Remediating vs. Replacing Stucco Exterior