As the owner of a stucco home or building in eastern Pennsylvania, the condition and continued performance of the siding over time is something that’s vital to keep on your radar. In the event that stucco system issues come to light, you may wonder whether missing components can be installed after the fact to correct current concerns about moisture intrusion. Today, we’ll look at the example of weep screed repair specifically to show why this strategy won’t yield real long-term results. Why Retrofitting Won't Work … [Read more...] about Why Retrofitting Won’t Work for Weep Screed Repair
weep screed repair
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?
A proper stucco system has multiple elements. Each needs to be installed correctly in order for the system to effectively direct ware away from the structure of your house. These elements range from the stucco itself to water-resistant barriers, window sill pan flashing and more. One important but lesser known element is the weep screed, which plays an important role in directing water away from the foundation of the home. Part of proper installation for a stucco system is the appropriate weep screed gap, also … [Read more...] about Weep Screed Gap: What Should It Be?
You probably know that problems with your weep screed are bad news for your stucco exterior, but you may not know exactly why, what weep screed is, or when weep screed repair is an option for your home. Weep Screed: What is it? A weep screed is an important component of every stucco system installation. Found at the bottom of the stucco wall, the weep screed: Holds the stucco in place during installation and Allows moisture to drain from the bottom of the walls whenever the stucco gets wet. If … [Read more...] about When is Weep Screed Repair an Option?