Stucco Repair

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Stucco can be a beautiful detail on a home, but if it is not
installed/maintained properly, the result can be:

• Serious Water Damage • Mold • Dangerous Weakening of a Home’s Structure

If water can’t get out from behind stucco, then mildew, mold, and rot soon can undermine wood framing, windows, and doors.

Discoloration is a Sign of a Stucco Problem.

Discoloration is a Sign of a Stucco Problem.

Rotting of the Wood that was Behind the Stucco.

Rotting of the Wood that was Behind the Stucco.

Rot of the Wood From a Wider Range.

Rot of the Wood From a Wider Range.

Inside View,Mold that is on the Drywall.

Inside View,Mold that is on the Drywall.

Here are some signs that your stucco may be failing:

Cracks, even just hairline cracks

  • Often from the corners of windows and doors. 
  • Chimneys where cement block outlines are visible 
  • Cracks are especially visible just after rain.
  • Cracks take longer to dry than the water on the surface of the stucco

Gray, black mildew stains on the stucco:

  • Coming down the wall from the bottom corners of windows.
  • Along the ground.
  • Above decks or patios.
  • On the north side of theHouse, where the sun doesn’t shine on the walls.

Floor-level bulges or humps in the stucco.Floor-level bulges or humps in the stucco.

Stucco falling off, even small pieces.

This often begins at:

  • The tops of chimneys.
  • The top of foundation walls,where wood framing begins
  • Floor levels or the “box band.”
  • Above decks and patios.
  • At ground level.

– Caulking is missing in the edge gaps between stucco and your windows, doors, chimneys, etc.

– Inside of house smells musty.

– Spots of mold and mildew on drywall, especially just above the baseboard.

– Wet carpets after a rain.

– Wood floors buckling along exterior walls.

–  Mold and mildew appear on the box band, the exterior wood board between the floor joists in the basement ceiling.

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