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've noticed water leaking through your window frame, you have cause for concern. As exterior building envelope experts with over 20 years of experience remediating homes with water damage issue, we know just how common window frame leaks can be—and just how much damage they can cause. In this post we'll review some of the most common causes of water leaking through the window frame, and at what point it's important to call a professional. Water Leaking Through Window Frame Causes First, let's go over the … [Read more...] about Why Is Water Leaking Through the Window Frame?
A proper stucco system has multiple elements. Each needs to be installed correctly in order for the system to effectively direct ware away from the structure of your house. These elements range from the stucco itself to water-resistant barriers, window sill pan flashing and more. One important but lesser known element is the weep screed, which plays an important role in directing water away from the foundation of the home. Part of proper installation for a stucco system is the appropriate weep screed gap, also … [Read more...] about Weep Screed Gap: What Should It Be?
While stucco siding can bring a lot of beauty and panache to your home, like any siding it's not without its problems. However, must issues with stucco siding stem from poor installation. If you don't hire a top company to install your stucco, you could pay for it down the road. Thankfully, Ai Restoration is here to help. We'll tell you about the top 3 most damaging stucco construction problems, and what you can do about it. Stucco Construction Problems: Below Grade First, you can tell your stucco hasn't been … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Damaging Stucco Construction Problems
So you need stucco installation, repair, or remediation. You’ve Googled “stucco professionals near me,” and you see a long list of options. Who do you choose? How do you know who’s the best? How do you know if you can even afford the best? You look at reviews online and see some companies rated highly, but what about companies that sponsor reviews? Looking for unbiased information can be tough. Thankfully, we can offer you some tips on what to look for to identify the best stucco professionals near you. The Best … [Read more...] about Finding Stucco Professionals Near Me: What to Look For
Every home needs a water resistive barrier under its siding. In fact, most states require one by law. But if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you need to understand the importance of a water resistive barrier under the siding. Now, if you’re not sure what a water resistive barrier is, or why it’s so important, don’t worry. That’s exactly what this blog is about! Water Resistive Barrier Defined First, a water resistive barrier (WRB) is a protective material installed between the sheathing and the siding. It … [Read more...] about The Importance of Water Resistive Barrier Under the Siding on a Home
Stucco installation is a fairly complex process. The same holds true for cement board stucco installation. After all, cement board stucco involves, not just a material like stucco, but a whole system. It involves various sheathing, a water resistant barrier, coats of stucco, weep screed, and other elements. With all these variables, numerous installation problems can arise if a contractor has not been properly trained on the process. So, in this blog we're going to address cement board stucco problems and what you … [Read more...] about Cement Board Stucco Problems: When Installation Goes Wrong