Thinking about resurfacing your stucco home? This could be a great way to revitalize the look of your house, or it could be covering over way bigger problems. Things to know before you get your stucco resurfaced.
What is the stucco applied to? If you have stucco over a masonry product such as block or brick, as long as the underlying material is in good structural shape, you can resurface your stucco with no concerns. If however, your home is “stick-built”, meaning it is wooden sheathing over wooden framing, then this is a different situation entirely.
Before considering resurfacing your stick-built home, you need to understand if the underlying structure of your home has been compromised. Many stucco applications (it is suspected to be a high as 90% of applications) have serious underlying moisture intrusion problems. This means that the wooden structure supporting your house is getting wet and slowly deteriorating, if left unaddressed this will lead to the eventual collapse of the structure. If the structure beneath the stucco is dry and sound, then go ahead and resurface and enjoy a fresh new look to your home.
So how do you know if you have hidden problems? There is a very simple solution, we can schedule a professional stucco test, sometimes referred to as a stucco moisture inspection. This will allow us to fully assess if there are any major issues before you move forward with a recoating.
maintenance of all exterior claddings
EIFS: CP has been successfully installing EIFS/STUCCO systems for more then 20 years for commercial, residential and institutional projects. We are certified installers for all major brands.
(Exterior Insulation and Finish System)
Annual power washing and cleaning of the building exterior will remove most organic growths, staining and loose debris. This also allows for a closer inspection of the cladding, Flashings and sealants. Power washing and pressure washing services have been the easiest and most affordable way to increase the property value of your home, yet it's widely overlooked. It rejuvenates your exterior, making it more inviting to potential home buyers and customers for commerical properties.Over time, exteriors tend to gradually lose their original luster. Renew your property by giving it a facelift through a full power washing service. Power washing protects your property by increasing the life span of any surface; wood, concrete, metal, roof, vinly,pavers,pool patio, asphalt, brick, etc. Power washing also gives your home curb appeal and your business a professional look. But, the main benefit would truly be longevity and preventitive maintenance.
If you’re unhappy with your current finish, Stucco Repair of NJ can both rejuvenate past stucco jobs (repair stucco discolorations and cracks) or update the look entirely. If you notice issues or cracks in your exterior walls, it’s important to seal them quickly to prevent future water damage and mildew build-up. When properly applied, stucco should be a sturdy long-term choice for your exterior, but that treatment requires particular expertise and skills. We are prepared to patch and repair any exterior problems you may have.
Many homes that have stucco as an exterior coating have cracking issues, but most of them can be repaired quite easily. There are different kind of cracks that appear and knowing how to go about fixing them is half the battle.
There are different kinds of cracks, distinguished mainly by their size and pattern on the wall itself. One can determine the cause of the crack by looking at the wall’s design, the size of the crack and the pattern.
These cracks are anywhere from 1/16 of an inch to 1/8 of an inch wide (typically) and are easily and effectively repaired using caulking and paint.
Stucco is a popular choice for covering exterior walls, which makes waterproofing stucco a necessity. Stucco is commonly used over concrete walls and can easily be painted any color. Stucco is water resistant by design, but any crack or imperfection in stucco could allow water in, which means that stucco is not waterproof. There are several methods that one can use to waterproof stucco, all of which have their benefits and drawbacks. The most reliable option for waterproofing stucco is to use a waterproof barrier behind the stucco and then apply a waterproof paint or sealant over the stucco. Here are some methods to waterproof the stucco and keep water out of your house.
wall that was poorly cured following installation may exhibit minor cracks on the surface. Even minor cracking can detract from the look of an otherwise good quality wall. As long as cracks are not too wide so that water passes through them, a new finish treatment can be a quick fix. That could be a New Jersey cement-based paint or a slurry of cement and pigments, sometimes call a fog coat. Another reason to recoat a plaster wall is that your building may need a new look, which can be accomplished simply by updating the color.
annually scheduled inspections
CP can provide annually scheduled inspections of the dwelling(s) and report the findings. This allows Building managers, homeowners and/or HOA committees to budget for exterior repairs and maintenance. This will help eliminate larger more expensive repairs in the future. Also making easier to manage budgets. The inspections are visual and followed by a written report.