Inside David Cutler Development – The Drainable House Wrap Difference
Without using the correct products and installing the right water management system, simply removing and replacing stucco isn't going to fix the problem. Gavin reveals how Ai Restoration's use of a unique system, the HydroGap drainable house wrap, ensures that water doesn't get trapped behind siding and cause damage to the underlying wood. Using Benjamin Obdyke products allows Ai to offer a 10-year warranty to homeowners.
Stucco Itself is Not the Problem
Ai Restoration was called when a homeowner found a leak in one of the back windows of their newly bought house. Further inspection showed moisture infiltration on multiple sides of the home, poor construction work on the backside of the chimney, and windows with improperly installed flashing. The customer opted for a vinyl siding product to replace the existing stucco. Gavin explains how the problem doesn't lie with any particular siding product, but rather with what gets done underneath. See the steps that were taken to solve the problems discovered at this home!
Prevent Stucco Moisture Infiltration with Ai Restoration
It pays to take extra precautions against moisture infiltration. This window that we installed has multiple layers of flashing and a custom-made dam system below the sill to allow for proper water drainage. Rather than having to deal with water damage and rot a few years down the road, the homeowners can rest assured that their windows and walls will stay dry with Ai!
Meet Gavin Semrow, Owner of Ai Restoration
Gavin Semrow explains how Ai Restoration differentiates itself from other competitors by focusing not only on siding installation but on stucco remediation: Fixing the defects and addressing inadequate building and water management concerns. Gavin sees stucco problems from Bucks County down to West Chester, where Eastern Pennsylvania has been called the "stucco failure capital of the world."