Caulk can seem like a wonderful option to fix leaks or drafts around your windows, but often doing stucco repair with caulk is merely putting a band aid on a much bigger problem. So what should you do? Can you ever repair stucco with caulk? When Caulk Seems Like a Good Solution When stucco cracks around windows, caulk appears to be a quick and simple way to fill in the cracks and move on with your day. However, this only helps in the short term, and could be covering up more serious problems down the line. … [Read more...] about Can You Repair Stucco with Caulk?
Choosing a stucco repair contractor can be challenging. It may be tempting to hire the cheapest or the quickest-fix when searching for “stucco repair contractors near me”, but it's vital that homeowners take a close look at their estimates to ensure they work with an experienced and knowledgeable professional. Why? Many companies out there offering "stucco repair" do not have the right experience or product knowledge to remediate the stucco failure and install new siding properly, so that the problem does not … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Best Stucco Repair Contractor
You probably know that problems with your weep screed are bad news for your stucco exterior, but you may not know exactly why, what weep screed is, or when weep screed repair is an option for your home. Weep Screed: What is it? A weep screed is an important component of every stucco system installation. Found at the bottom of the stucco wall, the weep screed: Holds the stucco in place during installation and Allows moisture to drain from the bottom of the walls whenever the stucco gets wet. If … [Read more...] about When is Weep Screed Repair an Option?
Gavin Semrow, founder of Ai Restoration, is partnering with Dörken to help aid in the remediation process and educate building professionals on the dangers of improper stucco and manufactured stone cladding installation. Stucco and manufactured stone veneers have been used for decades in the building industry. These claddings were once viewed as a high-end, very aesthetically pleasing cladding systems that were suitable for keeping water out long term. Without the right underlying system, these cladding … [Read more...] about Restoring Expectations and Driving Industry Change
Water leaking through stucco walls is certainly an alarming sight for any homeowner. Perhaps you’re seeing water stains on your walls, seeing water collect near windows and doors, or noticing bowing in your stucco. Whatever the sign of water damage, you’re most likely wondering how the problem happened, what is the extent of the damage and what is the proper course for repair. Water Leaking Through Stucco Walls The three main causes of water leaks are pretty simple - but that doesn’t make them any less … [Read more...] about Causes of Water Leaking Through Stucco Walls
Stucco can be an attractive and durable façade for a home. Like any construction material, there are pros and cons. Below we discuss the pros and cons of stucco to help you decide if stucco is right for your home. Pros of Stucco We’re going to look at the positive advantages of stucco first, beginning with durability. Stucco is made to last, and can stand up well to weather, wind, and other types of debris. Additionally, stucco is resistant to fire and insects and because of this, is a relatively low … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Stucco for a Home
One of the most obvious signs of windows leaking in a stucco exterior home is water pooling on the window sill or floor beneath a window during heavy rainfall. You may also notice small water stains if the problem has been occurring for awhile. If you’re certain there are no cracks in the glass pane, it’s possible your stucco may be to blame for the water intrusion. Why Are My Windows Leaking? Like many issues with stucco homes, the number one cause of windows leaking in a stucco exterior is improper … [Read more...] about Windows Leaking in a Stucco Exterior
When faced with stucco problems (like leaks and stains), most homeowners want to fix the problem as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. Naturally, when it comes to things like stucco leak repair, a band aid solution can be tempting. However, the quick fix doesn’t do anything to address the underlying problems, which is why it’s important to have a professional evaluate the leak and help you decide what to do next. Signs of Leaky Stucco We’ve already discussed some of the more obvious (and tempting to fix … [Read more...] about Stucco Leak Repair: Why You Need a Professional
If you’ve noticed cracks beginning to appear on the surface of your home’s surface, the culprit is usually one of two things. Either water has seeped beneath the stucco causing it to warp and crack, or the stucco is shrinking, leading to gaps and cracks. In both instances, improper stucco installation is to blame. How To Identify Stucco Cracks — Types of Cracks Cracking in stucco can range from a small problem to a very large problem, but in most cases, it’s impossible to see the extent of the damage just by … [Read more...] about How to Identify Stucco Cracks
For owners of stucco homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the experiences with the material usually fall into two camps. For many homeowners, stucco is a wonderful building material, combining both form and function. Stucco is a very attractive material for the exterior of a home and also a very practical one. It’s very energy efficient, fire retardant, and reduces noise pollution. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have positive experiences with their stucco. Over the past couple of decades, many … [Read more...] about Understanding Stucco Problems in New Jersey and Pennsylvania