When expertly installed and integrated into a water management system, stucco can offer reliable long-term performance as an exterior building material. However, if a stucco system is poorly installed, this can lead to a host of issues down the line. Upon noticing signs of stucco damage, homeowners might naturally wonder: “Do I need a stucco inspection?” Today, we'll outline indicators which may suggest that a stucco problem could be causing damage to your structure and thus may require prompt attention from a … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Stucco Inspection? 3 Common Signs of Stucco Problems
Stucco is a very durable and resilient product; that's a big part of why it's such a popular exterior building material. However, improperly installed stucco can cause a host of potentially disastrous issues. You see, the visible outer layer is merely one part of a complex system, and all parts need to be properly installed and coordinated in order to function effectively and prevent damage. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen when a home is being constructed, leading to a rising need for stucco contractors … [Read more...] about Ai Restoration Stucco Contractors: West Chester PA’s Best
Window flashing is weather-resistant material installed under a building's exterior (siding, stucco, etc.) to divert rainwater and keep it from coming into the structure around windows. If flashing is not properly installed and incorporated into a complete water management system for a building, it can lead to costly water damage, mold and mildew growth and other serious issues. Today, we'll focus in on why you can't simply retrofit window flashing to solve these problems and prevent worsening damage over … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Retrofit Window Flashing
When building a structure – whether it's a home or a large commercial property – it's vital for an effective water-resistant barrier system to be installed on the exterior before the facade. But unfortunately, this doesn't always happen. In the absence of a well-designed water management system, it's only a matter of time before leaks, mold or other damage results. At this point, it's key to find a contractor providing stucco remediation Bucks County can rely on. This is where Ai Restoration comes in. Over the … [Read more...] about Stucco Remediation Bucks County | Ai Restoration
Whether it's stucco, siding, stone or brick, the exterior of your home or business can look perfectly fine and still have underlying problems. For instance, if a high-performance air/moisture barrier wasn't installed during construction, your structure may be vulnerable to leaks, mold and mildew growth and other potentially costly hazards. Today, we'll walk you through how our stucco remediation process works to resolve such issues (or more ideally, to prevent them before they arise). What Does the Stucco … [Read more...] about What Does the Stucco Remediation Process Involve?
As the siding on your home is exposed to moisture over time, mold and mildew growth can occur – especially in shady spots. If water gets under the siding and doesn't drain properly, this can lead to an enormous amount of damage to your home's exterior. Not to mention, mold and mildew in your walls can pose a health risk to your family. Luckily, there are siding mold prevention steps you can take to prevent these issues. First and foremost, having your siding installed by an experienced, knowledgeable professional … [Read more...] about Siding Mold Prevention: Why Proper Installation Is Key
Is the stucco on your home showing signs of age, wear and/or mold growth from moisture infiltration? It may be time to call Ai Restoration, the provider of stucco remediation Doylestown PA property owners have depended on for more than two decades. Today, we'll tell you more about the process we follow when we receive a call from a Bucks County area resident who's concerned about the state of their stucco. Stucco Remediation Doylestown PA | Ai Restoration Improperly installed or maintained stucco can lead to … [Read more...] about Stucco Remediation Doylestown PA | Ai Restoration
If you have stucco on the exterior of your home or business, there should be a piece of metal flashing along the base of the stucco, at the bottom of the exterior wall. This is known as weep screed, and it's a key component of your stucco system that allows water to drain out. If your system lacks this critical part, you may be wondering: Could doing a stucco weep screed retrofit be a viable solution? Ai Restoration is here to explain why this unfortunately won't cut it when it comes to saving your structure from … [Read more...] about Stucco Weep Screed Retrofit: Can It Be Done?
Have you noticed leaks around one or more of the windows in your home or business, especially during a heavy or wind-driven rain? When facing a situation like this, window leak repair caulking may come to your mind as a simple solution. However, while this may seem to work for a while, this probably isn't a full fix, meaning the issue will likely return eventually. In today's post, we'll explain why simply re-caulking leaky windows generally isn't the right approach to protect your structure from water damage. Why … [Read more...] about Why Window Leak Repair Caulking Doesn’t Work
Finding a good stucco contractor is serious business. You’re trusting them with the entire exterior of your home and you want to make sure that the job is done properly. Next time you find yourself wondering, “Where can I find quality exterior stucco contractors near me?”, take these tips into consideration. Tip No. 1 - Check the quality of their work. The best way to evaluate if a stucco contractor will do a good job on your home is to take a look at their past jobs. Checking out their portfolio and looking … [Read more...] about How to Find Good Exterior Stucco Contractors Near Me