Sometimes, change is welcome or even necessary. For some homeowners, the stucco experience is not one they’d like to repeat. Some purchased a home in spite of the stucco. Others once liked the stucco but are ready for a new look. Ai Restoration’s team of experts are knowledgeable in all types of siding. Read on to find out about our time-tested and trendy siding choices as standout stucco alternatives. Stone Veneer Stone veneer is a beautiful choice for any home and fits nicely into any setting. With both … [Read more...] about Not Stuck On Stucco? Check out these Stucco Alternatives!
No matter what kind of exterior is on your home, regular inspections are the best way to ensure expensive problems don't arise. With stucco exteriors, there are particular signs that hint at damage. If you spot any, you may need to hire an experienced company to aid in removing stucco that is damaged. Reasons for Stucco Remediation Once a year, take a walk around your home for a close inspection of your stucco. Signs of damage include spider cracks, rot, or mold. If you notice any of these issues, call Ai … [Read more...] about Removing Stucco: When Is It Necessary?
Often, after our clients have completed a stone or stucco remediation, they opt to install a home stone exterior to enhance the beauty and distinction of their homes. We're familiar with many types of stone exteriors, and though all are beautiful, it's essential to install them properly. Here's a little more information about remediating your home's exterior - and the benefits of opting for stone afterwards. The Stucco and Stone Remediation Process If you think your exterior needs remediation, know that the … [Read more...] about A Home Stone Exterior: Beautiful, Durable, and Natural
Most products only get one chance to make a first impression. Unfortunately, EIFS, a synthetic exterior option for homes, made a bad one when EIFS lawsuits ensued in the 1990’s. Homes with EIFS began to rot. This led to homeowners’ filing lawsuits against the companies that used this product in their homes’ construction. What is EIFS and what went wrong with it in the U.S.? Read on to learn about what EIFS stands for and why it’s still in use today. EIFS Stands For… EIFS stands for Exterior Insulation & … [Read more...] about Ai Restoration Experts Explain What EIFS Stands For
As the predictions for this winter season roll in, the northeast is gearing up for extremely cold temperatures and high rainfall totals. Homeowners should make sure that their stucco siding options are as watertight as possible to protect their home. Ai Restoration’s team of stucco and siding experts has the answers to common questions regarding stucco and siding watertight sealing. Aren’t stucco siding options already waterproof? In short, no. Both stucco and siding keep water off of themselves. However, water … [Read more...] about Stucco Siding Options to Keep the Water Out
Due to stucco problems, many homeowners' dream homes have turned into nightmares. Toll Brothers problems with stucco have been widely reported. In apparent haste, these builders left off key materials and left the stucco vulnerable to moisture. Unfortunately, the worst effects of these jobs weren’t discovered until homeowners had long settled in. Mold and rot revealed themselves eventually. Toll Brothers Problems The Toll Brothers is supposed to be luxury home-building company, but many Bucks County homeowners … [Read more...] about Toll Brothers Problems: A Homeowner’s Worst Nightmare
If you own a stucco home or are thinking about buying one, you need to have a stucco inspection completed. While it's easy to see obvious damage with the naked eye, here's why hiring a professional inspector is still essential. Why do I need a professional stucco inspection? As a stucco repair and remediation company with nearly 20 years of experience, we’ve seen it all at Ai Restoration. From surface cracks to foundational rot, no problem surprises us. Most often we find more severe stucco problems in homes with … [Read more...] about Stucco Inspection: What You Need to Know
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