When you’ve discovered signs of stucco damage in your home, it’s important to take the right approach to the issue. Rather than look for a band-aid solution by simply correcting the symptoms of damage, a good Lehigh County stucco repair team will work to find the bigger underlying issue leading to these symptoms. Most signs of stucco damage can be traced back to mistakes or oversights during the original installation of the stucco. It’s important to tackle these issues in a comprehensive manner, in order to ensure they don’t recur years down the line.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of stucco damage, and what you can do to correct and prevent future issues:
Staining – This occurs as a result of rainwater contaminants becoming absorbed into the stucco. Each rainfall contributes to the deposits of these chemicals, and over time this will slowly deteriorate your stucco. This problem is mainly the result of leaving stucco untreated. To solve the problem, the stucco must be cleaned with a low-pressure spray. After that, we apply a sealer in order to prevent the stucco from suffering future staining as a result of these deposits.
Cracking – There are a few different forms of stucco cracking, and each reveals a different underlying problem. Localized cracking is often a symptom of water retention in a specific area. Generalized cracking covering the majority of the stucco may reveal improper installation, or stucco installed during inclement weather conditions. Cracking near windows, doors, and other dissimilar surfaces is symptomatic of missing joint work or stop bead. Depending on the extent of the damage, the solution involves either replacing the stucco with a new system, or combining joint work with new coating.
Mold – Most stucco issues are related to water retention, and with water deposits comes the risk of mold. This issue is a dangerous one and must be addressed promptly and thoroughly. To do this, we first need to find the source of the water and stop it. Then, the damaged stucco and any rotted wood must be replaced. Finally, Ai will install our own water management system and new stucco in order to prevent future problems.
If you’ve noticed any of these issues or any related ones, don’t hesitate to take action. Our team of experts at Ai Restoration is experienced in all aspects of Lehigh County stucco repair, and will find a comprehensive solution to your problems.
Contact Ai for Lehigh County Stucco Restoration Today
It’s important to take swift action to address these issues, in order to salvage your home and prevent further damage. Our Lehigh County stucco remediation team is standing by to help you restore your home to its original beauty. Contact us and set up an appointment today:
Phone: (215) 794-6858