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 stucco is installed without weep screed, there is no way for moisture to exit from behind the stucco and water can collect and grow mold and mildew. Eventually this can lead to rot and stains on the outside of the stucco and the inside of the home.
Common Weep Screed Problems
- Blocked Weep Screed
- Rusted Weep Screed
- Missing Weep Screed
All three of the above problems have the same result: water is not able to properly drain from the bottom of the walls, and the weep screed must be repaired in order for the water to drain properly.
Why Does My Weep Screed Need Repair?
Ultimately many weep screed problems are signs of improperly installed stucco. If your weep screed is overly rusted, for example, you may simply want to replace the weep screed, but this is actually a sign of a drainage problem that requires a remediation of the complete stucco system. This is just one example of weep screed repair that highlights why it is vital to work with a qualified stucco restoration and remediation specialist and to never settle for a simple repair because you never know what’s going on underneath.
Do You Need Weep Screed Repair?
Give Ai Restoration a call! We are more than qualified to help assess the extent of the damage and recommend the best solution for your weep screed damage.