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?
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
Stucco is a popular option for the exterior of homes and commercial properties all across the country. Stucco is very versatile - homeowners can choose the color of the material so that it matches the shutters, doors, and trim of the home. With the right maintenance, your stucco can last for decades. If you purchased a home that already had stucco installed, you likely want to know more about it so that you'll know how to maintain it. One of the most common issues the team at Ai Restoration handles for customers is … [Read more...] about How to Identify Synthetic Stucco (EIFS)
Whether you’re considering purchasing a stucco home or simply looking to upgrade your current residence, stucco is a fantastic, all-around quality material to consider. Often the most misunderstood type of material used to build homes, stucco is not only affordable but also very durable for homes of all sizes and types. One of the reasons stucco is used by many home builders across the country is because stucco is known for its incredible durability compared to other materials used. How long does stucco last? When … [Read more...] about How Long Does Stucco Last? What You Need to Know
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
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