The weep screed is one of the most important parts of stucco installation in order to avoid any instances of stucco cracks in the foundation of your home. The weep screed should be installed along with the new stucco on the exterior of your home. Why? The short answer is that if the weep screed is missing, the installation is not complete. The weep screed is vital to stucco installation because it allows moisture to escape the stucco. The Weep Holes An important aspect of the weep screed is the placement and … [Read more...] about Stucco Cracks: Foundation Issues
Owning a home comes with quite a lot of responsibility. There's always something to work on around the house, including monitoring the health of any siding installed on the exterior of your home. Today, the team at Ai Restoration will discuss our number one tip for how to maintain stucco. What is Reservoir Cladding? Stucco is, like any masonry exterior (including brick, stone and cement board) a reservoir cladding. This means that they all absorb water to varying degrees, and so they must be separated from … [Read more...] about Our #1 Tip For How to Maintain Stucco
Stucco is still a popular option for the exterior of homes all throughout Pennsylvania. You can choose just about any color when installing stucco on your home, which makes it easier to accent with shutters, how you paint the door, and if you have brick or stone anywhere else around the home. But, what if there are problems that arise with the stucco? Can stucco be repaired? With very minor cracks, it's possible stucco can be repaired. However, these are three instances in which the problem indicates repair may … [Read more...] about Can Stucco Be Repaired?
If you are remediating the stucco or other siding on your home, it's likely going to be an extensive process. Often, remediation includes removing the full elevation of your exterior, from outside corner to outside corner. This means that replacing doors in stucco remediation projects is an important part of the process. Door replacement, just like the stucco remediation itself, should be done by an experienced contractor, like those at Ai Restoration. In today's blog, we'll discuss why doors are a common site … [Read more...] about Replacing Doors in Stucco Remediation Projects
Stucco continues to be one of the most popular exterior siding options in Pennsylvania. Stucco is aesthetically pleasing and can match the color of your choosing, should you decide to update your home's exterior. Water leaking into windows and doors is a common issue among homeowners where the stucco installation is not complete. Sealing stucco around windows is an important part of the installation process, especially when preventing cold air and moisture from entering the home in the winter. If … [Read more...] about Why Sealing Stucco Around Windows Is Important
Are you thinking about updating the exterior of your home? Do you want to switch the exterior from traditional siding to stucco? Do you already have stucco that needs to be freshened up? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, you might also be wondering if you can DIY stucco siding. This is a common question that the team at Ai Restoration faces regularly. The best answer is no - you cannot properly DIY stucco siding. Installing stucco is an extremely complicated process that requires the expertise of a … [Read more...] about Can You DIY Stucco Siding?
Do you have concerns about the stucco on your home and whether it need to be removed? If so, it's time to read about the following question: can stucco be removed from a home? The short answer is yes, stucco can be removed from your home. It is an intensive job, but one that should be taken care of as soon as you learn of any issues with the stucco or the rest of the home's exterior. Do I Need Stucco Removal? Before making a decision about the stucco on your home, you first need to find out whether the stucco … [Read more...] about Can Stucco Be Removed from a Home?
Homes across the country have been using stucco as an exterior option for decades. It is a great alternative to siding, stone, and brick. For quite a long time, stucco was just stucco. There was no alternative to traditional stucco. Then, in the 1960s, synthetic stucco hit the market in the US, after coming from Europe. Synthetic stucco, also known as EIFS stucco, quickly became popular and looked similar to traditional stucco. So, what is EIFS stucco? What is EIFS Stucco? For starters, let's define what EIFS … [Read more...] about What is EIFS Stucco?
Are you considering an upgrade to the exterior of your Pennsylvania home? Aren't sure which material to go with? You can choose between stucco, siding, engineered wood, fiber-cement siding and stone. Let's take a look at the stone option for your home. What are the benefits of installing stone siding on a home exterior? There are quite a few and we will look at most of them in today's post from Ai Restoration. Versatility of Stone Quite possibly the biggest benefit of installing stone siding on the exterior of … [Read more...] about Benefits of Installing Stone Siding on a Home Exterior
If you have a home with stucco as the exterior, you need to know how to care for it and how to spot damage. Thankfully, with stucco, it often isn't very difficult to spot damage. One of the most common ways to spot stucco damage is to look for holes in the stucco. You might also notice pieces of stucco on your porch, sidewalk, or driveway, which points to stucco damage. In today's post, the team at Ai Restoration has put together a list of the most common signs of stucco damage from water. Signs of Stucco Damage … [Read more...] about Signs of Stucco Damage from Water