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?
Stucco is a widely used building exterior material that's known for its durability, longevity and versatility. So, it's no wonder it's been used for countless homes in the eastern PA region. Still, if you have a partial or full stucco home, it's important to be aware of the potential issues. Namely, if the stucco was not expertly installed and integrated into a proper water management system, this can lead to big problems. Let's explore how a stucco evaluation from a professional can help you identify areas of … [Read more...] about What Can A Stucco Evaluation Tell You?
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?
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?
A stucco exterior can serve as a beautiful feature of your home. However, left to itself without proper maintenance, it can become unsightly. Whether you want to learn more about stucco upkeep because you just bought a home, noticed some cracks in your stucco, or are deciding on new siding, Ai Restoration has the information you need. So, if you want your home to continue looking beautiful AND save money on future potential repairs, check out this checklist for all the basics. Stucco Upkeep … [Read more...] about Stucco Upkeep and Maintenance Tips for Homeowners
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
Owning a home comes with quite a lot of responsibility. There's always something to work on around the house, including monitoring the health of any siding installed on the exterior of your home. Today, the team at Ai Restoration will discuss our number one tip for how to maintain stucco. What is Reservoir Cladding? Stucco is, like any masonry exterior (including brick, stone and cement board) a reservoir cladding. This means that they all absorb water to varying degrees, and so they must be separated from … [Read more...] about Our #1 Tip For How to Maintain Stucco
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)