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)
Stucco is a popular and versatile home exterior that gives homeowners many options when it comes to the look and feel of their homes. Today, the team from Ai Restoration will explain how to install house numbers on stucco. Having a clearly visible house number can help visitors and delivery people find your home more easily, as well as emergency responders in the case of a medical or other type of emergency. Be sure to consult a stucco specialist if you do not feel comfortable installing your own … [Read more...] about How to Install House Numbers on Stucco Safely
It’s no secret that when building or buying a home for you and your family, the safety of those living there is priority number one. Given that there are hundreds of materials used in constructing your house, you’ll want to know if any of these materials contain any toxic substances. One of the most common questions when considering stucco for your home is: “Does stucco contain asbestos?” In this blog post, we’ll take a look at one of the most harmful substances that people have unwittingly brought into their … [Read more...] about Does Stucco Contain Asbestos? Get the Facts
Whether you’re on the market for a new home or looking to renovate your current residence, you’ve no doubt heard about the material stucco. One of the most common materials used for home exteriors, stucco is widely used across the country due to its durability and unique appearance. As stucco is not the only option for materials used for your home exterior, you may be wondering: how does stucco work? In this brief guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about stucco and the pros and cons of using it as the … [Read more...] about How Does Stucco Work: A Basic Guide
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?
Buying a home is an exciting time in our lives. The shiny new appliances, the perfectly painted walls, and the freshly finished floors all put stars in our eyes. But if we don’t have proper inspections completed before we buy our “dream home,” it can quickly turn into a nightmare. This is especially true when buying a stucco home. It’s important to have a stucco specialist or water intrusion specialist inspect before you buy. Buyer Beware: A Guide For Buying A stucco Home What Causes Stucco to Become … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know Before Buying a Stucco Home
Most of us have heard the adage “No news is good news.” However, with hard coat stucco problems, you may want to follow the opposite advice. While stucco may appear to have no issues or only minor issues on the outside, it can often cause major problems for your home on the inside. This is why it's essential to have it inspected and maintained regularly by experienced stucco professionals. What Are Signs Of Common Hard Coat Stucco Problems? Staining and Efflorescence: White, grey, black, and green stains or … [Read more...] about Hard Coat Stucco Problems: The High Cost of Frequent Issues