Know When Your Stucco Needs Repair

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No other external siding beats the stucco: it is durable (can last up to 50 years before requiring replacement), it’s affordable and adds aesthetic qualities to the wall. Despite stucco’s durability, it needs to be maintained well and repaired every time a flaw is observed. Here are the indicators that the stucco on your wall needs repair:

1. Indoor mold growth

It could be too late to retouch the wall when the mold begins growing inside the house. At that point, extensive parts of the wall would have lost their integrity hence necessitating fresh rebuilding of the whole section. But it can depend. Growth of a limited amount of mold could be just the right time to save your house by repairing the stucco or replacing it before it’s too late. Immediately he molds show up, contact the expert to examine the extent of the damage and recommended the appropriate repair. 

2.  Cracking and/or loose stucco

Cracking and/or lose stucco can be as a result of temperate fluctuation in the wall, adverse weather, or insect invasion. You don’t need a stucco expert to examine the wall for cracking and other similar flaws – it’ something you can easily do yourself. Just to ensure your stucco is in good condition, you need to periodically inspect it once in every while more so after a hot season or hot storm. Consider commencing repairing the stucco immediately the cracks are observed to prevent the situation from escalating to the worst and requiring the replacement of bigger sections of the siding.

3. Streaks and stains

Inspect the corners of the windows where the stucco siding meets the window and check for the signs of decay. Watch out for brown streaks on the edges of the stucco. Formation of brown spots is a piece of indisputable evidence that the siding is experiencing water damage. Development of mold and mildew is an indicator that your stucco is starting to lose its ability to protect the wall from water seepage. Once you spot the streaks and strains, call a stucco expert who will, in turn, examine the sidings and determine whether the stucco needs repair or replacement.

4. Installation errors

One of the most pressing problems with stucco is erroneous installation which tends to manifests immediately the installation exercise has competed. This often occurs as a result of the stucco being installed by an inexperienced or unlicensed contractor. More often than not, a poorly installed stucco would begin cracking along the entire length of the foam trim. It’s a stark indicator that the seams on the trim were badly connected. Formation of the spider cracking is an indicator that the base coating of the siding did not cure as intended. Regardless of the cause of the cracking, consider repairing or replacing the stucco before the damage gets out of hand.

5. Visible reinforcing bars

When the underlying reinforcing bars that were installed below the stucco suddenly becomes visible, consider altering the stucco expert to start making stuck replacement arrangements.

6. Rebar rust

Rebar rust is hard to detect, unlike most other stucco problems. It is caused by water seeping in the wall but not damaging the outside part of the stucco.

Stucco repair should only be done by stucco experts because it’s harder to identify some signs that indicate underlying problems. Experts also possess appropriate training that is essential for repair. Reach the stucco service professionals in Chandler, AZ for more information.