If you notice your stucco separating from the wall, that means your stucco is buckling. Far from being a merely cosmetic issue, buckling stucco can be a sign of deeper damage. That's why simply replacing the stucco won't help to solve the problem. It may initially fix the cosmetic issue, but the buckling will soon return if the underlying concerns are not addressed. So, in this blog, we'll explain some of the main causes of stucco separating from the wall, and what you can do about it. Stucco Separating … [Read more...] about Stucco Separating from Wall: When You Need Remediation
A proper stucco system has multiple elements. Each needs to be installed correctly in order for the system to effectively direct ware away from the structure of your house. These elements range from the stucco itself to water-resistant barriers, window sill pan flashing and more. One important but lesser known element is the weep screed, which plays an important role in directing water away from the foundation of the home. Part of proper installation for a stucco system is the appropriate weep screed gap, also … [Read more...] about Weep Screed Gap: What Should It Be?
Time and time again on our blog we emphasize that damage to your stucco might mean a more fundamental problem than what is visible. For example, if you notice stucco cracking, it could just be routine wear and tear, but it could be a sign of faulty installation. Why do we always talk about this? Because one of the most frequently asked questions we get is whether we can just remove and replace stucco instead of remediating. Rather than getting at the root cause of damage, removing stucco will only put a bandaid … [Read more...] about Stucco Removal Contractors vs. Stucco Remediation Specialists
One of the main purposes of siding is to keep moisture from damaging the interior structure of your home. It helps deflect moisture and prevents leakage inside your house. An improperly installed or incomplete siding system runs the risk of catastrophic water damage. With stucco specifically, a proper system is able to effectively drain water after rain fall. But if the stucco system is installed incorrectly or missing a vital component, water will pool in the underlying materials and cause rot, mold and other … [Read more...] about How Does Water Damage Lead to Issues With Stucco?
While stucco siding can bring a lot of beauty and panache to your home, like any siding it's not without its problems. However, must issues with stucco siding stem from poor installation. If you don't hire a top company to install your stucco, you could pay for it down the road. Thankfully, Ai Restoration is here to help. We'll tell you about the top 3 most damaging stucco construction problems, and what you can do about it. Stucco Construction Problems: Below Grade First, you can tell your stucco hasn't been … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Damaging Stucco Construction Problems
A stucco exterior can serve as a beautiful feature of your home. However, left to itself without proper maintenance, it can become unsightly. Whether you want to learn more about stucco upkeep because you just bought a home, noticed some cracks in your stucco, or are deciding on new siding, Ai Restoration has the information you need. So, if you want your home to continue looking beautiful AND save money on future potential repairs, check out this checklist for all the basics. Stucco Upkeep … [Read more...] about Stucco Upkeep and Maintenance Tips for Homeowners
We've covered a lot of different issues with improper stucco installation on this blog, but one of the most common causes of moisture problems that we see is gaps in stucco around windows and doors. These gaps are an easy entry point for water and in today's blog, we'll talk about what complications that can bring, and what you can do about it. Stucco Around Windows and Doors: Purpose First, it's important to understand how stucco siding works. Considered a “reservoir type” exterior siding product, stucco will … [Read more...] about Gaps in Stucco Around Windows and Doors
For any "how to fix it" blog or video, you need to know the root causes of the problem. Especially when it comes to major structures of your home. Otherwise, you're just putting a bandaid over the problem until you'll inevitably need to fix it again. That can be a waste of both time and money. The same holds true for how to repair water damaged siding. In this week's post, we'll cover some basic things you need to know. We'll help you understand the causes of water damage, and what you can do about it. How to … [Read more...] about How to Repair Water Damaged Siding
So you need stucco installation, repair, or remediation. You’ve Googled “stucco professionals near me,” and you see a long list of options. Who do you choose? How do you know who’s the best? How do you know if you can even afford the best? You look at reviews online and see some companies rated highly, but what about companies that sponsor reviews? Looking for unbiased information can be tough. Thankfully, we can offer you some tips on what to look for to identify the best stucco professionals near you. The Best … [Read more...] about Finding Stucco Professionals Near Me: What to Look For
In our professional blog posts, we've covered all sorts of stucco problems. From ivy, installation issues, and others. Continuing this series, we'll now look at what should you do if you see bubbles in your stucco. You might think bubbling stucco is just a cosmetic problem. But we wouldn't be writing this blog post if that were the case. Regardless, even if it were strictly a cosmetic issue, as a homeowner, you want your home looking its best. So, without further ado, we'll discuss whether you need bubbling stucco … [Read more...] about Bubbling Stucco: Repair or Remediate?