As a home or business owner, you likely have your hands full with projects. Whether you bought a new home years ago, or an old home recently, exterior fixes for windows, doors, or siding are all too common. Windows in particular are such an important feature of a home. And when rotten wooden window frames require replacing, it's also good practice to have the surrounding stucco evaluated for water damage. What Causes Rotten Wooden Window Frames? Simply put, sometimes building structures deteriorate. It can be a … [Read more...] about Replacing Rotten Wooden Window Frames: Why You Should Replace Your Stucco Too
Among homeowners, stucco can often have a bad reputation, but truth be told, it’s unearned. When stucco is installed correctly, it can help make your home more energy efficient, fire retardant, and less susceptible to noise pollution. The bad reputation, however, comes from stucco exteriors that are poorly installed or not properly maintained, which can cause many water-related issues which end up damaging your home, the most common being excess moisture getting trapped in the siding. So, what happens when … [Read more...] about Problems Caused by Excess Moisture in Stucco
Many homeowners might not know that remediating stucco and installing new windows and doors go hand in hand. Windows and doors are notorious culprits when it comes to moisture damage in homes given that when improperly installed, they are a common entry point for rain water. When water is allowed to seep into the siding through gaps in windows and doors and then sits there without a place to drain, it causes irreparable damage to the home. FAQs About Replacing Windows and Doors During a Stucco Remediation At Ai … [Read more...] about Stucco Remediation: Replacing Windows and Doors
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