Given that stucco is a beautiful, long-wearing and affordable building material, it's no wonder why it's been used on so many homes in the eastern PA region. Still, just like any siding material, stucco can have problems – namely, if it isn't properly installed and maintained, issues like mold, leaks and wall deterioration can crop up. Regular stucco inspections are an important proactive measure to ensure any problems are caught and addressed before they turn into a more costly and major fix. What is involved in a … [Read more...] about What Is Involved in a Stucco Inspection?
When it comes to the exterior of your home, there's more to it than meets the eye. It's not just about how it looks, but also about what lies out of sight. If your home isn't equipped with a properly installed vapor barrier to manage moisture underneath the stucco or siding, it can lead to a host of problems, including but not limited to: leaks, mold & mildew and loss of your structure's integrity. These issues are serious business, so it's important to work with a qualified and trusted stucco services provider … [Read more...] about The Bucks County Stucco Services Experts: Ai Restoration
Owing to its durability and long lifespan, stucco is a popular home exterior material in Pennsylvania and beyond. But, in order to deliver these benefits, a stucco system must be skillfully installed and include an effective drainage system to prevent moisture absorption. If the system falls short or lacks key components, it sets the stage for leaks and moisture damage to occur. Repairing stucco might seem like a viable solution in this situation, but in reality, full remediation is the only way to truly fix a … [Read more...] about Repairing Stucco: Why You Might Have to Replace Instead
Assuming it is well made and properly installed along with an expertly designed drainage system, stucco is a solid and long-wearing siding material for a home. However, the unfortunate reality is that homes with stucco exterior aren't always designed and constructed by experienced, attentive stucco professionals. If any part of the greater siding system is missing or insufficient, stucco remediation may be needed to correct inadequacies and address any damage that has occurred over time. Read on to learn more about … [Read more...] about Why Homes with Stucco Exterior Might Need Remediation
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
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?
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
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?
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?