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
Known for its durability, stucco is an amazing option for siding on your home that will last - provided it is installed properly. When it comes to hard coat stucco installation, it’s vital that you choose a company with a proven track record of excellence for stucco installation and repairs. Hard Coat Stucco — What Can Go Wrong? Stucco is comprised of a series of layers that come together to create a durable exterior for your home. The top layer is the only one that you can see, but problems can arise at any … [Read more...] about Hard Coat Stucco: Installation and Repairs
If you’re noticing significant leaks or drafts around your windows, it can be tempting to use caulk to fix the problem. While caulk is sometimes the answer to moisture problems, it can also simply be band aid a much bigger issue. So what do you do when you have leaky or drafty windows? Is caulking stucco around windows a sufficient solution? Keep reading to find out. Causes of Stucco Cracks Before recommending a solution for the cracks in your stucco, it’s important to understand why the stucco is cracking … [Read more...] about Caulking Stucco Around Windows: Will it Fix the Problem?
Home improvement projects can be a nightmare, which is why many homeowners looking for stucco repair in NJ and PA may want the quickest fix to finish the project. That’s not always the best plan, however, as some of the more common stucco problems can actually be signs of a bigger issue in need of a full remediation. What You See: Cracks What’s Underneath If you see large cracks or clusters of cracks in your stucco, it's possible an error was made in the stucco installation process. When improperly installed, … [Read more...] about Stucco Repair in NJ & PA: When Is It Time For Remediation?
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