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 for Weep Screed Repair
To start, let’s clarify what weep screed is and why it’s necessary.
- On a stucco structure, this system component should be located about six inches above grade, or at the sill line of the foundation.
- The inclusion of this part is crucial to allow any water that makes its way behind the stucco to drain out. Otherwise, it will be stuck with nowhere to go, at which point it will seep into the walls and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
All too often, important details like weep screed are neglected by stucco installers in order to save time or materials — or simply due to inexperience. If this is found to be the case at your home or business, you may wonder about weep screed repair or the possibility of incorporating it into the existing system.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a workable option, as the weep screed needs to be installed before the siding in order to function properly. In turn, stucco removal, remediation and new installation will be needed to address the situation.
Feedback On Ai’s Recent Work for a Condo Community
“Our condominium complex was very happy with the $1 million+ siding replacement project Ai recently completed (October 2023). They did everything they promised, worked closely with more than 200 homeowners whose homes they had to invade, left the grounds immaculate and overall did an exceptional job.
Their workers were unfailingly polite and responsive and did an amazing job reconstructing our foundations and residing parts of our 11 buildings with upgraded materials. These folks know what they’re doing.”
-Jodine Mayberry, President, Traditions HOA
If you’re facing a situation that calls for stucco remediation, look no further for the highest level of service and expertise. Request a free consultation and product demonstration by calling us at 215-794-6858.