Today we’ll be talking about stucco and when you should call in professionals to repair it. We’ll be starting with a little bit of information of where you can use stucco and what can go wrong with it. Are you ready to learn more about stucco and how to monitor it? Let’s go for it!
What is stucco and where do you use it?
Stucco is a cement plaster that is applied to wall surfaces both inside and outside of a building. This is used to provide a hard and reliable surface that doesn’t require a lot of maintenance to keep up. Stucco is made from cement, sand, and lime. Multiple coats of stucco are used when introducing it to a structure.
When does it need repair or replacement?
If the stucco has not been applied properly, then it may require more frequent maintenance. Cracks, splits, and blisters are all indicators of the need for repair as well. These damages are usually caused by moisture and weather, so check on it after a heavy rain or other moist weather months. Building issues can also lead to stucco damages. This can include misaligned framing, excessive settling, or any other issue in which the building is not lining up properly with the stucco. Once the problem is identified to be with the building itself, those repairs should be made first. Then, you can move on to working on the stucco. Hairline cracks can be painted over without any big fuss, but keep in mind that those are only small incidents. Larger issues must be dealt with by a professional, so don’t hesitate to call if you think there may be a problem.
Need help with stucco repair?
Contact Delprete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your professional masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County. Keep up with our blog for masonry related information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.