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
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
Homeowners who are concerned about their stucco may want to proceed with an inspection to reveal possible underlying problems. Part of that inspection includes testing for moisture beneath the surface. If the siding is EIFS, the home will need EIFS moisture testing. A test may not be able to reverse damage, but a properly interpreted moisture test can be a good indication of what to expect underneath your siding. How Does EIFS Moisture Testing Work? EIFS moisture testing is a process that should be done if … [Read more...] about The Importance of Stucco and EIFS Moisture Testing
Artificial stucco, or EIFS, is a product used on home exteriors throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the northeast. However, many homeowners encounter synthetic stucco problems resulting from improper installation or the properties of the material. In today's post, we discuss common EIFS construction problems that can damage your home. The stucco remediation team from Ai Restoration can help fix problems caused by moisture damage and mold. Damage to Wood EIFS stucco's makeup makes it desirable for energy … [Read more...] about Artificial Stucco (EIFS) Construction Problems
If you have a home with stucco as the exterior, you need to know how to care for it and how to spot damage. Thankfully, with stucco, it often isn't very difficult to spot damage. One of the most common ways to spot stucco damage is to look for holes in the stucco. You might also notice pieces of stucco on your porch, sidewalk, or driveway, which points to stucco damage. In today's post, the team at Ai Restoration has put together a list of the most common signs of stucco damage from water. Signs of Stucco Damage … [Read more...] about Signs of Stucco Damage from Water
Stucco is a popular option for the exterior of homes and commercial properties all across the country. Stucco is very versatile - homeowners can choose the color of the material so that it matches the shutters, doors, and trim of the home. With the right maintenance, your stucco can last for decades. If you purchased a home that already had stucco installed, you likely want to know more about it so that you'll know how to maintain it. One of the most common issues the team at Ai Restoration handles for customers is … [Read more...] about How to Identify Synthetic Stucco (EIFS)
Whether you’re considering purchasing a stucco home or simply looking to upgrade your current residence, stucco is a fantastic, all-around quality material to consider. Often the most misunderstood type of material used to build homes, stucco is not only affordable but also very durable for homes of all sizes and types. One of the reasons stucco is used by many home builders across the country is because stucco is known for its incredible durability compared to other materials used. How long does stucco last? When … [Read more...] about How Long Does Stucco Last? What You Need to Know
Dressing up your home’s exterior with new lighting, shutters, or other additions can seem like an attractive option. However, installing these weighty items causes a risk to the integrity of your stucco. To learn about how to hang lights on stucco without doing damage, read this blog from the experts at Ai Restoration. How To Hang Lights On Stucco With aisle after aisle of home construction supplies, it seems like installing your own outdoor lights should be simple. However, with a stucco exterior, you cannot … [Read more...] about How to Hang Lights on Stucco Without Doing Damage
Stucco is one of the most popular materials used on the interior and exterior of homes around the country. Not only is it a cost-effective option, but it is also very durable and gives a unique appearance to your home. Whether you currently have a stucco home or know someone who does, you’ve likely heard that stucco is prone to cracking on occasion. But why does new stucco crack? In this brief post, we’ll explore why stucco cracks and how to prevent cracks from occurring. Why Does New Stucco Crack? Like virtually … [Read more...] about Why Does New Stucco Crack?
Over time, all homes and buildings show some signs of wear and tear. But how can you tell when “some” is really “too much”? When it comes to stucco cracks around windows, consulting a stucco expert like Ai Restoration is key to getting the right answer. Stucco Cracks Around Windows What’s Normal? It might sound strange to say, but some cracks in stucco are normal. Over time, hairline cracks smaller than ⅛ of an inch may form due to normal settling of a home. Stucco is a material that can expand and contract, … [Read more...] about Stucco Cracks Around Windows: How Much Is Okay?