Have you ever noticed a white discoloration or coating on your stucco? It could be efflorescence. Now, you might wonder, ‘Is efflorescence a problem?’ Unfortunately, if there’s a lot of it, then you can’t ignore it. So, in today’s blog, we’ll talk about what is efflorescence, if it’s a problem, and what you can do about it. What is Efflorescence? First, we need to understand what we mean by efflorescence. Otherwise, we can’t know what it means for your stucco. Stucco efflorescence looks like a powdery white … [Read more...] about Is Efflorescence a Problem?
A stucco repair job sounds pretty straightforward, right? Just mix it into a wheelbarrow and slather it all over the side of your house. Unfortunately, there's a lot more to it than that. While stucco can be both beautiful and protective, it can also be finicky. A thin patch here or there, or a developing crack, and you could develop moisture problems. Then you're looking at expensive remediation. If you're fixing stucco on your house, the same troubles can happen. How do you know if you've removed enough damaged … [Read more...] about Fixing Stucco on Your House: Why You Should Never DIY
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