It’s no secret that when building or buying a home for you and your family, the safety of those living there is priority number one. Given that there are hundreds of materials used in constructing your house, you’ll want to know if any of these materials contain any toxic substances. One of the most common questions when considering stucco for your home is: “Does stucco contain asbestos?” In this blog post, we’ll take a look at one of the most harmful substances that people have unwittingly brought into their … [Read more...] about Does Stucco Contain Asbestos? Get the Facts
Whether you’re on the market for a new home or looking to renovate your current residence, you’ve no doubt heard about the material stucco. One of the most common materials used for home exteriors, stucco is widely used across the country due to its durability and unique appearance. As stucco is not the only option for materials used for your home exterior, you may be wondering: how does stucco work? In this brief guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about stucco and the pros and cons of using it as the … [Read more...] about How Does Stucco Work: A Basic Guide
Stucco is one of the most popular materials used on the interior and exterior of homes around the country. Not only is it a cost-effective option, but it is also very durable and gives a unique appearance to your home. Whether you currently have a stucco home or know someone who does, you’ve likely heard that stucco is prone to cracking on occasion. But why does new stucco crack? In this brief post, we’ll explore why stucco cracks and how to prevent cracks from occurring. Why Does New Stucco Crack? Like virtually … [Read more...] about Why Does New Stucco Crack?
Over time, all homes and buildings show some signs of wear and tear. But how can you tell when “some” is really “too much”? When it comes to stucco cracks around windows, consulting a stucco expert like Ai Restoration is key to getting the right answer. Stucco Cracks Around Windows What’s Normal? It might sound strange to say, but some cracks in stucco are normal. Over time, hairline cracks smaller than ⅛ of an inch may form due to normal settling of a home. Stucco is a material that can expand and contract, … [Read more...] about Stucco Cracks Around Windows: How Much Is Okay?
Buying a home is an exciting time in our lives. The shiny new appliances, the perfectly painted walls, and the freshly finished floors all put stars in our eyes. But if we don’t have proper inspections completed before we buy our “dream home,” it can quickly turn into a nightmare. This is especially true when buying a stucco home. It’s important to have a stucco specialist or water intrusion specialist inspect before you buy. Buyer Beware: A Guide For Buying A stucco Home What Causes Stucco to Become … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know Before Buying a Stucco Home
Most of us have heard the adage “No news is good news.” However, with hard coat stucco problems, you may want to follow the opposite advice. While stucco may appear to have no issues or only minor issues on the outside, it can often cause major problems for your home on the inside. This is why it's essential to have it inspected and maintained regularly by experienced stucco professionals. What Are Signs Of Common Hard Coat Stucco Problems? Staining and Efflorescence: White, grey, black, and green stains or … [Read more...] about Hard Coat Stucco Problems: The High Cost of Frequent Issues
Before fixing stucco cracks, you must determine the cause. Most stucco cracks are a sign that something is wrong. It’s important to figure out if that issue is merely surface level, or if it’s a sign of something more serious lurking beneath. In this blog, Ai Restoration discusses why fixing stucco cracks may be more complicated than it seems. Can I Fix Stucco Cracks Myself? Although you may be tempted to treat fixing stucco cracks as just quickly concealing an eyesore, that is the wrong approach. The moment you … [Read more...] about Fixing Stucco Cracks: A Job For Stucco Professionals
The more unpleasant a task is, the more likely we are to put it off. We’ve all been there—leaving an unpleasant chore for another day or delaying home repairs if they do not seem urgent. However, home repair, remediation, and restoration experts agree that delaying necessary repairs will only lead to higher costs and worse damage. As experts in stucco restoration, our team at AI Restoration can explain the benefits of timely stucco repairs. Common Culprits That Stealthily Destroy Stucco—And Your Home’s … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Delay Stucco Restoration
As DIY blogs and self-taught “experts” are a dime a dozen, searching the internet for the easy way to take on difficult home improvement tasks is tempting. When we search for “how to remove stains from stucco,” countless suggestions are likely to pop up. Yet the reason professional stucco remediation and restoration can be costly is because they both require an expertise that can only come with years of experience from a team of stucco specialists. All Stains Are Not Created Equal Some apparent stains can … [Read more...] about Ask the Experts: How to Remove Stains From Stucco
Longer hours of sunlight and warmer weather lead us to spend more time outside. A natural side effect to our extended time outdoors is noticing our home’s exterior more. This makes summer the perfect time to perform an annual inspection of your stucco exterior to seek out any signs of stucco problems. If you notice any of these signs, an immediate phone call to a professional stucco inspection company is in order. Top 3 Signs Of Stucco Problems—And The Most Likely Culprit Increasing Cracks and Crumbling: … [Read more...] about Signs of Stucco Problems And What You Can Do About Them