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
While beautiful and protective, stucco does require maintenance. Regular inspections and cleaning are both necessary to keep your stucco looking and performing its best. It's not uncommon to find stains on your stucco. But before you start scrubbing, there are some things you should know about stucco stain removal. Types of Stucco Stains Stucco is a naturally porous material, which means it can absorb water and other substances that leave a stain. There are a few different causes and types of stains that can … [Read more...] about Stucco Stain Removal
We've heard this story too many times before; a homeowner finds out too late that there is significant water damage behind their stucco. When the extent of the damage is discovered, the homeowner is left with a lot of questions. One of which is, "Does Homeowners Insurance cover stucco damage?" Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Stucco Damage? The short answer is: It depends. The type of damage will dictate whether or not homeowners insurance will cover stucco damage. How the damage occurred also plays a factor in … [Read more...] about Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Stucco Damage
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?
EIFS problems are more common that you may think. Homeowners across the US have experienced EIFS problems that resulted in damage to their home. In order to understand the problems with EIFS, you first need to understand the product itself. What is 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 … [Read more...] about Problems with EIFS More Common Than You Think
At Ai, we call stucco the Superman of house siding. When it comes to durability, longevity and safety, stucco almost always comes out on top! But even Superman has his weakness. So what is stucco’s kryptonite? That answer is water. Water damage is one of the few substances that can throw stucco through a loop and create some problems. But luckily, Ai Restoration has the solutions to help you solve any water damage trouble. Ai Restoration is a stucco repair company in Montgomery County and our skilled craftsmen … [Read more...] about My Stucco Has Water Damage – What Do I Do?
If you live in a housing development with many stucco homes, the odds are at least one of your neighbors has undergone the process of stucco remediation in Montgomery County. This growing issue is the result of poor workmanship on the part of the stucco contractor, though it often takes a decade or longer before the consequences of this poor workmanship begin to appear. For stucco homeowners who have yet to experience such problems, it’s important to stay vigilant. There are a few precautions you can take to … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Montgomery County Stucco Remediation
Throughout the past couple of decades, a serious problem has been affecting the owners of luxury stucco homes throughout the country. Disproportionately, homeowners in the northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions have been affected by stucco damage. The high precipitation levels and severe weather conditions have left homeowners on the Main Line and neighboring areas particularly vulnerable to the devastating consequences of stucco damage. This is no fault of the material itself, as we all know how versatile and … [Read more...] about Main Line Homes Suffer From Stucco Damage
If you live in a housing development with many stucco homes in Montgomery County, chances are you’ve heard the horror stories. More and more homeowners are discovering the devastating effect of stucco damage in their homes. Relatively new homes, built between 1985 and 2003, are the most vulnerable to this epidemic. In most cases, the damage is a result of poor workmanship on the part of the stucco installer. If left untreated, stucco-related problems can literally destroy a home. In the most severe cases, the … [Read more...] about Stucco Damage Sweeps Montgomery County – Ai Restoration
For owners of stucco homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the experiences with the material usually fall into two polarizing camps. For many homeowners, stucco is a wonderful building material, combining both form and function. Stucco is a very attractive material for the exterior of a home and also a very practical one. It’s very energy efficient, fire retardant, and reduces noise pollution. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have positive experiences with stucco exteriors. Over the past couple of … [Read more...] about Burlington County Families Plagued by Stucco Problems