If you notice black stains on your stucco, alarm bells might begin to go off. Is it mold? Is it rot? Is there a problem or is it only a matter of how it looks? Here at Ai Restoration, we want our customers to stay informed. Knowing the ins and outs of your stucco siding can help you stay safe, save time and money, and make better decisions for your home. So, today we're going to help you understand what black stains on your stucco could mean. Black Stains on Stucco: Causes First, there are two main reasons why … [Read more...] about Black Stains on Stucco: What Do They Mean?
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If you have a popcorn ceiling, you’ll know it offers several advantages. They are known for their acoustical properties, making for a fairly soundproof room. Popcorn ceilings also hide imperfections in the ceiling. And given it's imperfect texture, it seems easy enough to DIY a popcorn ceiling patch job. But before you Google "how to patch a popcorn ceiling", you will want to know what mistakes to avoid. Common Mistake With a Popcorn Ceiling Patch Job When your popcorn ceiling has a water stain or other signs of … [Read more...] about Popcorn Ceiling Patch – Avoid This Common Mistake
A lot of homeowners assume that siding is waterproof. But what they don't realize that if not properly waterproofed, siding will eventually show signs of water damage. The truth is that you must waterproof your siding in order to protect your home. Why You Need to Waterproof Siding Exterior siding is not the watertight covering many homeowners think it is. If the proper steps to waterproof your siding aren't taken, you're risking expensive water damage. There are a number of ways water and moisture can get … [Read more...] about The Real Way to Waterproof Siding
What is Stone Veneer? Stone veneer is a decorative, protective building material manufactured to replicate the look of natural stone. There are two types of stone veneer, natural stone veneer and manufactured stone veneer. Natural stone veneer is made from real stone that is either collected stone or from quarried stone. Often referred to as "thin stone veneer," the stone is cut to a consistent thickness and weight for use as a veneer. Manufacturers pour a lightweight concrete mix into forms of different style … [Read more...] about Common Stone Veneer Problems – Here’s Why and What To Do
When stucco is not installed properly, it can result in a range of different problems for the homeowner. Some of those problems result in costly repairs. Homeowners across the country have begun filing lawsuits against the builders of their home in order to recoup their money. Why Are Homeowners Filing Stucco Lawsuits Stucco, real or synthetic, works well in hotter and drier climates. However, the material will become compromised in areas with changing seasons and variations in moisture. In these areas, the … [Read more...] about Stucco Lawsuits-Are Homeowners Winning Them?
With all of the controversy surrounding EIFS being used in home-building, you may be asking yourself, "Should I buy a house with EIFS?" What is the Problem with EIFS? EIFS stands for “exterior insulation and finish system” and is often referred to as fake or synthetic stucco. EIFS was originally created in Europe over 75 years ago. The product has become popular with builders in the US because it can be cheaper and easier to apply than traditional stucco. However, EIFS has a proven reputation of resulting in … [Read more...] about Should I Buy a House with EIFS?
EIFS, also know as artificial stucco, is an insulating and protective finish system for exterior walls. EIFS provides excellent insulation and is almost completely waterproof. And because it is cheaper and easier to install than traditional stucco, it has become popular among builders. However, this synthetic stucco has been known to cause problems and to require EIFS remediation. What is EIFS Remediation? Remediation is the process of fixing the faults and deficiencies in the stucco or EIFS. Both stucco and EIFS … [Read more...] about EIFS Remediation – Why It’s So Often Needed
Dealing with the need for Hunterdon County stucco remediation can be difficult, to say the least. Stucco damages are usually related to excess moisture and can manifest in a variety of ways. These damages are almost always a result of poor workmanship on the part of the stucco contractor. Whether you’ve dealt with stucco damage in your home or not, there is one constant for stucco homeowners: the need for a great water-resistant sealer. Coating your stucco home with a sealer is the best way to protect against … [Read more...] about Safeguard Your Hunterdon County Home From Stucco Damage
If you’re the owner of a stucco home in Lehigh County, chances are you’ve heard of the epidemic affecting your fellow stucco homeowners. You may even be unfortunate enough to have been affected firsthand. Whether you’ve had this experience yourself or witnessed others going through it, there are steps you can take to protect your home. In the vast majority of cases, excess moisture is responsible for damages to a stucco home. Excess moisture can manifest in a variety of ways, but each of them can spell disaster … [Read more...] about Lehigh County Stucco Remediation – Protect With a Sealer