Stucco is a very durable and resilient product; that's a big part of why it's such a popular exterior building material. However, improperly installed stucco can cause a host of potentially disastrous issues. You see, the visible outer layer is merely one part of a complex system, and all parts need to be properly installed and coordinated in order to function effectively and prevent damage. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen when a home is being constructed, leading to a rising need for stucco contractors … [Read more...] about Ai Restoration Stucco Contractors: West Chester PA’s Best
If you have stucco on the exterior of your home or business, there should be a piece of metal flashing along the base of the stucco, at the bottom of the exterior wall. This is known as weep screed, and it's a key component of your stucco system that allows water to drain out. If your system lacks this critical part, you may be wondering: Could doing a stucco weep screed retrofit be a viable solution? Ai Restoration is here to explain why this unfortunately won't cut it when it comes to saving your structure from … [Read more...] about Stucco Weep Screed Retrofit: Can It Be Done?
While stucco siding can bring a lot of beauty and panache to your home, like any siding it's not without its problems. However, must issues with stucco siding stem from poor installation. If you don't hire a top company to install your stucco, you could pay for it down the road. Thankfully, Ai Restoration is here to help. We'll tell you about the top 3 most damaging stucco construction problems, and what you can do about it. Stucco Construction Problems: Below Grade First, you can tell your stucco hasn't been … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Damaging Stucco Construction Problems
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?
Stucco as a siding material has a long list of pros. It's energy efficient, fire resistant, low maintenance, and adds great curb appeal to your home's exterior. Its smooth, traditional look has made it a popular choice for homeowners. However, every rose has its thorn, and one of stucco's spiky thorns is moisture! Read on to learn about the most common stucco moisture problems, and the steps you can take to remedy these issues. Moisture: Stucco's Arch-Nemesis Stucco is great in climates that are warm and dry, … [Read more...] about Most Common Stucco Moisture Problems