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 from Water
Identifying the signs of stucco damage from water is an important skill to have as a homeowner. These are the most common signs of stucco damage that has been caused by water:
- Water stains anywhere on the stucco
- Holes or missing pieces of stucco
- Stucco cracks around windows and elsewhere in the stucco
- Water stains on the interior of your windows or doors
- An increase in the humidity of your home
- An increase in moisture in the home
- Caulking from around the windows has disappeared
- Foul or moldy smell in the home
- Dark water stains underneath window exteriors
- Rust spots
Rectifying Stucco Water Damage
The water damage signs listed above should never be ignored. The longer that damage is allowed to occur, the costlier the repairs can be. You will also run the risk of the structure of the home itself suffering damage. An experienced stucco remediation contractor can assess and rectify the situation. If the issue has not been going on for too long, it might just need a simple repair. If water has been damaging the stucco for an extended period of time, it could require the replacement of the stucco. Most stucco suffers water damage because it was improperly installed, which means there wasn’t a correct seal provided between the stucco and your windows and doors, allowing excess water to penetrate the home.
Have you spotted cracks in your stucco? Has the humidity in your home inexplicably increased? These are signs that there could be water damaging the stucco as well as the home foundation behind it. It’s time to call the experienced team at Ai Restoration about these issues. Call the office at 215-794-6858 to schedule an appointment for service today.