Many people put years of hard work into their home to make it as comfortable and safe as possible! Stucco home owners are no different. Oftentimes, house hunters specifically invest in stucco homes because they know that stucco has a great reputation. So when you put lots of time, money and effort into your stucco home, seeing a crack on the surface can be frustrating. The first question you ask yourself might be, ‘are cracks in stucco normal?' The experts at Ai Restoration will tell you the answer. Ai … [Read more...] about Are Small Cracks in Stucco Normal?
Imagine buying a recently constructed home only to find out that behind the walls a homeowner’s worst nightmare is hiding: layers of mold and decay from water damage. Sadly, the reality is that many people find themselves in this position with stucco issues in PA: Although you’ve just made one of the biggest investments of your life and have a mortgage to pay off, now you’ve learned that the damage will cost upwards of $200,000, and the whole exterior needs to be replaced. How could this be? Your home is fairly … [Read more...] about Stucco Issues Running Rampant in PA
We can rant and rave about how great stucco material is, however, to make stucco work best it’s all about installation and repair techniques. Proper application and installation of stucco is crucial to keeping out water, mold and insects from penetrating your walls and if a crack forms only an expert repair technician can fix it so it doesn’t reappear. Unfortunately not every stucco repairman in Philadelphia has the skills to do this. In fact, many stucco homes in our area have become victims of serious stucco … [Read more...] about Stucco Repair Needed Throughout Philadelphia Region
Stucco damage is the king of home exterior material but that doesn’t mean it’s totally invincible. Don’t get us wrong, stucco can withstand a pretty intense beating from wind, rain and snow which is why it can last nearly a century if taken care of properly! However, if there’s anything that really causes it to suffer, it’s moisture. If you neglect your stucco and allow cracks and dirt to make their way onto the surface, moisture is bound to make its way within the walls of your home and this can become a serious … [Read more...] about The Causes of Stucco Moisture Problems
Whether you’re a long time stucco home owner, or you’re new to the stucco world, there is a lot to learn about the beautiful and sturdy exterior material. How long will it last? What does maintenance look like? Can I paint stucco? These are all questions that may come to mind when trying to learn about stucco homes, but to get the answers, don’t just ask any contractor. Find out the truth about stucco from the reliable and trusted stucco experts at Ai Restoration! Ai Restoration is a Bucks County stucco repair … [Read more...] about Frequently Asked Stucco Questions
When you invest in an expensive item for your home such as fine china or high-quality furniture, the last thing you want to see is a crack on the surface. The same goes for your home! Over time, cracks may begin to appear on your home’s stucco surface due to harsh weather or lack of proper care. Unfortunately though, unlike fine china, a crack in your stucco can’t be put away behind cupboards so guests don’t see. Instead, the damage is displayed on your home for any and all passersby to lay their eyes on. But don’t … [Read more...] about How to Identify Stucco Cracks
Many people think that painting your stucco is the best way to seal and color your home, but this is a myth! Common exterior paint is not made for stucco and can damage stucco’s breathability and trap moisture. If you want to keep your stucco looking great and lasting as long as possible, traditional paint is not the way to go. The alternative is having a professional seal your stucco home with a specialized coating material that will be able to make your home look like new again! Ai Restoration is a Somerset … [Read more...] about Sealing Your Stucco: The Facts
If you own a home, you know that there are countless household chores that need to be done in order to keep it in good condition. Electricity, plumbing and heating are just a few examples of the many parts of a home that require regular attention, not to mention the aesthetic aspects like cleaning and lawn mowing. Homeowners often forget that cleaning your stucco exterior is just as important as any other household chore. That's why the experts at Ai Restoration are here to tell you how to make stucco cleaning easy … [Read more...] about Easy Tips to Keep Your Stucco Clean
As you may already know from some of our past blog posts, stucco is a cement and sand mixture, which makes for an incredibly safe and durable home siding material. However, like any other part of your home, stucco should be properly taken care of and maintained throughout the year to keep it strong. Waiting until the last possible minute to have your stucco inspected and repaired may seem like the easiest option, but that can actually hurt your stucco and cost you more money if the damage calls for major repairs. … [Read more...] about Top Stucco Preventative Maintenance Tips
When searching for your next home, there are countless questions and concerns you probably want answered before you put a down payment on a house. Bedroom count, square footage and safety are some examples of things that are important to most house-hunters, not to mention the style and curb appeal. If you’ve already begun the search, you may have noticed that the stucco homes in the Lehigh Valley are very popular. Now you’re asking yourself, ‘What kind of benefits can a stucco home offer?’ Well, Ai Restoration can … [Read more...] about Should You Purchase a Stucco Home?