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
When it comes to outdoor stucco repair, fixing cracks is usually simple and straightforward depending on the size. But when is it time for remediation? How do you know when there’s a deeper problem causing the damage? While stucco repair won’t break the bank, remediation can get expensive. So, in today’s brief blog, we’ll cover all the basics you need to know about stucco repair and remediation. Outdoor Stucco Repair First, let’s cover when you might need some stucco repair. As with everything, normal wear and … [Read more...] about Outdoor Stucco Repair: When Is It Time for Remediation?
Depending on the age of your home, the stucco might be so old that it needs to be replaced and any underlying issues remediated. Old stucco can be problematic, especially if you don't know of the issues that could be plaguing the exterior of your home. Many stucco issues can wind up causing damage inside the home, especially when water is involved. Today, the team from Ai Restoration provides you with information regarding the most common problems found with older stucco and when it is time to remediate. Stains on … [Read more...] about Old Stucco: When Is It Time to Remediate?
We recommend regularly cleaning your stucco as part of its overall maintenance. Still, even the most diligent homeowner can end up with mold growing on their stucco. And when they come across mold, a lot of homeowners are unsure about how to remove mold from stucco. How to Remove Mold From Stucco When it comes to cleaning and killing mold, oxygen bleach is a powerful tool (and is more environmentally friendly than chlorine bleach). A diluted mixture of oxygen bleach and water is safe to use on stucco. Make a … [Read more...] about How to Remove Mold From Stucco
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
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
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
Stucco makes for a fine home-building material for a variety of reasons. It will make any home better insulated, more fire-retardant, and resistant to noise pollution. Stucco is also a beautiful and striking material that improves the aesthetics of your home. But just like any aspect of the home, stucco needs to be cared for and protected as time and weather take their toll. Here in the Northeast, it’s especially important to take good care of your stucco to protect against the high precipitation levels and … [Read more...] about Mercer County Stucco Cleaning Tips
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
Stucco homes throughout Mercer County are being affected by stucco damage. Most commonly, the affected homes were built sometime between 1985 and 2003. As a result of shoddy building practices on the part of the stucco installer, more and more families are discovering damage to the stucco exteriors of their homes. When properly installed, stucco is one of the most versatile and reliable building materials around. When left untreated, unsealed, or improperly installed, it can spell nightmares for … [Read more...] about Three Signs of Stucco Damage In Mercer County Homes