Water damage to stucco and the underlying material is a widespread problem in the northeast United States. The problem is usually not with the stucco itself, but that the installation of the stucco does not properly keep out moisture, resulting in underlying water damage, rot and even mold.
Most homeowners may see tell-tale signs like cracks, staining or leaks, but aren’t aware of the extent of the damage until they get results from a stucco inspection. We hear from many homeowners who began the process of selling their home, only to find they need a stucco remediation to continue. This can be a stressful hurdle to overcome, but it’s our aim to make the remediation process as seamless and hassle-free for you as possible.
What Is Stucco Remediation?
Stucco remediation is not the same as stucco replacement or stucco repair. Only stucco remediation addresses the underlying cause of the water damage so that moisture issues do not occur in the future. Some contractors are only equipped to tear down existing stucco and replace it, but in most cases that means the water issues could resurface and cause even more extensive damage. Stucco remediation includes fixing the source of the water damage, whether it’s a drainage issue or a moisture retention issue, and then applying siding correctly so that the same problems don’t occur in the future.
Our Stucco Remediation Process
- Complimentary Stucco Evaluation. Whether you’re not sure if you need a stucco inspection or you’ve already done an inspection and need help interpreting the results, we usually start with a free consultation to understand how your stucco problems have affected your home. For this meeting, we’ll come out to the property to take a look at any particular concerns or problem areas.
- Stucco Remediation Estimate. We’ll use what we learned during the evaluation to put together a full project scope and estimate, detailing our recommendations for your project and the timeline in which we’ll be able to complete the work. During this time we’ll help you pick the materials and colors for your newly installed siding, plus any additional needs like windows and doors.
- Expert Stucco Remediation. Once the scope is agreed upon, we’ll begin our work. Our team has been trusted by hundreds of homeowners in this area and we’ll be honored to earn your trust as well. We arrive on-time, complete our work efficiently, and clean up the work site so as to be as unobtrusive to your daily life as possible. We make it a point to document every stage of the project, so you’ll have pictures of the underlying damage and the remediated areas.
- Residing & Warranty. Once the remediation is complete and we’ve added not only the new siding, but also the water resistant barriers and proper drainage systems, we’ll set you up with a transferable warranty for all of the work we’ve done. You can feel confident in your home knowing our work is completely guaranteed.
Our Stucco Installation Products
We believe in doing stucco installation the right way, with the proper barriers and drainage pathways so that water does not sit inside your exterior and cause rot, mold & leaks. In our many years of experience, we’ve seen first hand the best products to use and the best application methods to keep your home dry and structurally safe. We start with both WeatherSmart® housewrap technology and a Jumbo Tex 2-ply weather-resistive barrier. Then, to ensure proper drainage and ventilation, we install a drainage mat from Keene Building Systems and a self-furring wire lath. Our stucco coat process begins with one scratch coat of sand and cement, followed by a second brine coat and a stucco finish equal to ⅞ of an inch of thickness.