Stucco homes are desirable for the appearance and their resilience. Experts and homeowners alike appreciate the classic elegance of stucco as much as they appreciate its long-lasting nature. Like anything, however, when stucco is improperly installed, problems arise. Our experts give you the straight talk on what causes stucco delamination and what to do about it. What is stucco delamination? The delamination, or separation, of stucco layers occurs when any or all of the layers of stucco separate from one another … [Read more...] about Stucco Delamination: A Problem You Can’t Ignore
As homeowners, regular home maintenance can be a grudging weekend chore or undesirable seasonal task. However, certain aspects of home maintenance, especially stucco home maintenance, should never be put off. If “stucco falling off house” is a project on your to do list, you need to take care of it immediately. Your best first step is calling in the stucco experts at Ai Restoration. Read on to find out more. Uh-Oh! Stucco Falling Off House! Cause: If stucco is crumbling or falling off of your home, the … [Read more...] about Stucco Falling Off the House? Get Repairs Fast
Stucco is a cost-effective, reliable material for the exterior of your home. When correctly installed and thoughtfully maintained, stucco can last close to a century. What does it mean to take care of your home’s stucco exterior? Read on to discover Ai Restoration’s top Do’s and Don’ts for stucco maintenance. Do complete an annual inspection. This step is both the easiest and the most necessary. If you don’t survey your exterior regularly, you likely won’t spot problems, such as cracks, mold, or staining until … [Read more...] about Stucco Maintenance: Don’t Neglect It Until It’s Too Late
Both stucco and stone have a more natural look. Together, they create an aesthetic that both stands the test of time and catches a lot of attention in today’s housing market. If you already have a stucco home and are ready to restore, consider adding stone veneer for an intriguing addition. If you’re considering moving away from siding into stucco and stone, read on to find out what stucco and stone homes have to offer. Looking for some inspiration? Check out one of the stucco and stone homes we remediated. The … [Read more...] about Stucco and Stone Homes: A Timeless Appeal
Looking over your stucco home, you've noticed some cracking—or worse, mold. Now, you're trying to figure out if you should call the experts or if you can do a DIY repair. In this blog, we’ll give you valuable information about how to repair stucco on a house yourself—and when it's time to call the pros. Expert Advice: How to Repair Stucco on a House When DIY is A-OK: Let’s remember that DIY is a good idea for minor fixes that don’t take a lot of time or expertise. For instance, if you need to learn how to repair … [Read more...] about How to Repair Stucco on a House
We would all love for stucco to stay perfect until the end of time, but that won’t happen without a little maintenance on our part. While stucco repair isn’t as simple as we might like, with a little patience and know-how, it’s very doable. Read on to learn about how to repair hairline cracks in stucco. 4 Steps for How to Repair Hairline Cracks in Stucco Assess: If the crack measures between 1/16” to 1/8", this fits within the cosmetic category of hairline cracks. Proceed with the next steps. If it’s bigger, … [Read more...] about How to Repair Hairline Cracks in Stucco
A much forgotten part of the home is the chimney—forgotten, that is, until there’s a problem. While your chimney should be inspected yearly for safety, in reality, most homeowners tend to forget about the chimney until they’re actively ready to use their fireplace. And even then, issues are usually ignored unless they impact the livability of the home. This is why having an expert come check out your home’s chimney on an annual basis is a great idea. This will ensure any chimney stucco repair is timely and … [Read more...] about Chimney Stucco Repair Done Right
As we age, we grow wrinkles as a sign of life. They’re expected (if not desired). Like skin, stucco is a material that can “wrinkle”, or crack, as it is impacted by various elements. However, not all stucco cracks are created equal. So, why does stucco crack? We’ve broken down the causes into two types. Typical stucco cracks and causes: Hairline cracks, usually no wider than 1/16” of an inch, often occur as a result of the typical heavy vibrations of construction equipment moving around as stucco is applied … [Read more...] about Why Does Stucco Crack?
All homeowners hope that if an issue occurs with their home, their insurance will cover the cost. The truth of the matter is, that’s not always the case. The answer lies with the source of the mold. If your home has suffered mold damage, you may be wondering, “Is mold remediation covered by homeowner's insurance?” Ask the experts: Is Mold Remediation Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance? Unfortunately, this is not a simple yes or no question. The more important question is, what caused the mold? If you call your … [Read more...] about Is Mold Remediation Covered by Homeowners Insurance?
Stucco homes are sought after for their durability as well as their beauty. One classic stucco finish is the smooth, or Santa Barbara, finish common in Southwestern and European inspired architecture. This finish adds a clean look to any home. If you’ve been contemplating giving the exterior of your home a face-lift that will leave your neighbors in awe, read on to find out how to smooth stucco finish. Key Ingredients for How to Smooth Stucco Finish: Quality Materials: Quality materials are a must if … [Read more...] about How to Smooth Stucco Finish and Get Out of a Stucco Rut