Stucco remediation is essential for home maintenance. Stucco is a fine plaster material that is used to coat the exterior walls of your home. Stucco can also be used as an architectural decorative to cover up unappealing surfaces like metal or concrete.
Other than the visual benefits, stucco helps your home to be energy efficient and fire retardant. Also, for those who live in a heavily populated area, stucco can help to eliminate noise pollution from your surroundings.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that stucco is mainly for decoration. If it is not installed properly or if it is not properly maintained, then your home can become susceptible to a number of problems.
Over time, rainfall can have a negative impact on the facade of your house. Rainwater has many contaminants that can be absorbed into your stucco. Contaminants from your roof or gutters may be washed down the side of your home from the rain. When this happens you will notice stains forming on your house. If not treated right away, your stucco will start to deteriorate.
If you see cracks start to form in the stucco of your home, it means one of two things. If the crack is confined to a small area, this means there is water damage below the surface. If you notice cracks spread out over your entire home, this most likely means that your stucco was not installed properly in the first place. Either way, cracks are no good.
When moisture builds up under the surface of stucco, it creates mold. When mold is present in a home it can start to deteriorate the structure and foundation. It is not only dangerous to the structure of your home, but it can also pose a threat to the well-being of your family. If exposed to it, mold can lead to sinus problems and even skin irritations.
Why is a Full Remediation is Necessary?
People think that you can just have stucco repaired. In some instances that may be the case, but sometimes stucco damage goes a lot deeper than the surface. It is important to understand the severity of the damage to your home and what measures must be taken to fix it.
Even though a full remediation is more expensive, in the long run, it could cost you less money than simply repairing one area. It is the only way to ensure that your problem doesn’t reoccur in the future. A full remediation will uncover any structural problems or damages to the wall system that could severely damage your home and cost you even more money.
Stucco Remediation to Protect Your Home
The importance of proper stucco installation from beginning to end cannot be overemphasized. One mistake can lead to a multitude of problems in your home. Moisture can be a big problem, but the problems that will be caused by moisture build up will be an even bigger problem for you. Structural damage and mold can have serious impacts on your home.
Whether it is a small crack or a wall full of mold, stucco remediation is key to maintaining a structurally sound home. Don’t let poor planning and execution cause preventable problems for you and your family. Royal State Construction has the expertise needed to assist you in all your stucco needs. We will get to the root of your problem and take every step necessary to assure you the problem is fixed and that it will not return in the future. If you believe the stucco on your home needs to be repaired or you’re considering having stucco installed on your home, contact us today for an estimate.