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're noticing stains, cracks, or other major problems on your stucco, you're probably wondering what your options are for making repairs. When customers ask us what is the cost to remove and replace stucco, we usually tell them they have two choices: Invest in a full remediation that not only removes and replaces your stucco, but also addresses any underlying problems such as mold or rot. Opt for a cheaper re-siding operation and let the mold and rot get worse over time. The Problem With … [Read more...] about What Does it Cost to Remove and Replace Stucco?
Stucco continues to be a popular choice for homeowners when it comes to adding material to the exterior of their home. However, though homeowners may be wondering how to repair large stucco cracks, they should never try to attempt any repairs to cracks on their own. Why? Repairing stucco is not easy. It's also a process that should only be handled by an experienced stucco contractor in Pennsylvania. Today, the team from Ai Restoration provides you some tips on how to repair large stucco cracks so you understand how … [Read more...] about How to Repair Large Stucco Cracks
The stucco weep screed is one of the most important parts of stucco installation in order to avoid any instances of water damage near the foundation of your home. The weep screed should be installed along with the new stucco on the exterior of your home. Why? The short answer is that if the weep screed is missing, the installation is not complete. The weep screed is vital to stucco installation because it allows moisture to escape the stucco. How Stucco Weep Screed Works The weep screed, typically installed at … [Read more...] about Stucco Weep Screed: Why It’s Important
Stucco is still a popular option for the exterior of homes all throughout Pennsylvania. You can choose just about any color when installing stucco on your home, which makes it easier to accent with shutters, how you paint the door, and if you have brick or stone anywhere else around the home. But, what if there are problems that arise with the stucco? Can stucco be repaired? With very minor cracks, it's possible stucco can be repaired. However, these are three instances in which the problem indicates repair may … [Read more...] about Can Stucco Be Repaired?
If you are remediating the stucco or other siding on your home, it's likely going to be an extensive process. Often, remediation includes removing the full elevation of your exterior, from outside corner to outside corner. This means that replacing doors in stucco remediation projects is an important part of the process. Door replacement, just like the stucco remediation itself, should be done by an experienced contractor, like those at Ai Restoration. In today's blog, we'll discuss why doors are a common site … [Read more...] about Replacing Doors in Stucco Remediation Projects
Stucco continues to be one of the most popular exterior siding options in Pennsylvania. Stucco is aesthetically pleasing and can match the color of your choosing, should you decide to update your home's exterior. Water leaking into windows and doors is a common issue among homeowners where the stucco installation is not complete. Sealing stucco around windows is an important part of the installation process, especially when preventing cold air and moisture from entering the home in the winter. If … [Read more...] about Why Sealing Stucco Around Windows Is Important
Do you have concerns about the stucco on your home and whether it need to be removed? If so, it's time to read about the following question: can stucco be removed from a home? The short answer is yes, stucco can be removed from your home. It is an intensive job, but one that should be taken care of as soon as you learn of any issues with the stucco or the rest of the home's exterior. Do I Need Stucco Removal? Before making a decision about the stucco on your home, you first need to find out whether the stucco … [Read more...] about Can Stucco Be Removed from a Home?
Homes across the country have been using stucco as an exterior option for decades. It is a great alternative to siding, stone, and brick. For quite a long time, stucco was just stucco. There was no alternative to traditional stucco. Then, in the 1960s, synthetic stucco hit the market in the US, after coming from Europe. Synthetic stucco, also known as EIFS stucco, quickly became popular and looked similar to traditional stucco. So, what is EIFS stucco? What is EIFS Stucco? For starters, let's define what EIFS … [Read more...] about What is EIFS Stucco?
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