Stucco is a durable, fungus and rot resistant product. Commonly known as cement plaster, it is applied to surfaces inside or outside of buildings. If you are fortunate to have exterior stucco or a stucco wall interior, you'll want to take the necessary steps to preserve it. The mixture is made of exacting measurements of sand, water, and cement. Ray’s Plastering Inc. has the expertise to create this perfect mix. Stucco is not a DIY project. You'll most likely end up with less than satisfactory results. Even attempting to patch a stucco wall can leave you with some disastrous results. Making the perfect stucco wall mix requires experience that can only be found at Ray’s Plastering Inc.
Ray’s Plastering Inc. specialists will do a quality job the first time around. These elements make every stucco siding project unique. The surface designs are created using special techniques and tools. Ray’s Plastering Inc.’s professionals have many years of experience working as true artists in the field. Our professionals possess a level of skill that is rare these days. If you are needing stucco to finish your perfect building, call or Ray's Plastering today.
Stucco on the outside of your business is susceptible to water damage. People will often try to cover stains on stucco siding with paint but stains may be evidence of problems with the siding. Call Ray’s Plastering Inc. if you believe you might have damage to your exterior stucco. We can provide a complete inspection of your house siding. Our professionals are experienced at pinpointing problems with a stucco wall such as cracks, bulges or depressions. They will get your permission before tearing away the loosened exterior stucco to check the structure underneath.
Every inch of the house siding will be inspected by Ray’s Plastering Inc. for signs of cracks, unusual stains or bulging. Using a special technique, they can find any soft areas in the stucco. Soft spots can commonly be found on the lower portion of the exterior. Any of these signs can be an indication of damage. This might also be a sign that there is structural damage to the framework or materials underneath the stucco siding. If this is the case, repairs of the structure must be made before the stucco can be repaired. Ray’s Plastering Inc. will explain what you need to do to make the necessary repairs before the stucco work can begin. They will also be looking for the reasons for damage. For example there may be a need for improved rain water runoff and water diversion to prevent splashing on a lower stucco wall. You may also need to repair or add on gutters and downspouts.
After the repairs have been made, Ray’s Plastering Inc. can then work on the stucco siding. You might enjoy watching the artistic work of the plasterers. Using the stucco mix they can create patched areas that will blend perfectly with your existing siding. Once the repairs are made to the stucco siding, the underlying structure will be protected from the weather.
Repairing Smooth Finish Stucco
Cracked smooth finish stucco can be successfully repaired, although it is considered to be the toughest type of stucco to repair. The common problem found with smoother style finishes is that it tends to show more cracking than other rougher style finishes. This is not the kind of job for your average stucco guy, but a trained technician, one that has spent time perfecting this application process.
Water Damage Repair
Water damage is a very common problem. There are many causes for stucco damage or breakdown. Most of the time it's a result of trapped moisture either from painting the stucco or improper sprinkler placement. Other causes can be drainage issues or soils being too high or being placed against the stucco. Also, geographic factors can cause deterioration – such as coastal living or an area with very high alkali in the soils. There is always a cure but exposing the culprit is the first place to start.
Leaking stucco refers to areas where certain flashings have failed or the vapor barrier has been compromised. Some of these types of leaks can be found at the base of the building where deterioration of the stucco screed has failed due to constant moisture either from sprinklers or improper landscaping, and eventually leading to moisture getting inside your walls.
Some common moisture damages are found on block walls where the stucco is blistering and flaking. Painting the walls also speeds up the breakdown and causes severe damages since the stucco can’t breathe properly. There are several ways to prevent this kind of damage or repair it and should they always be done by a qualified plastering contractor, like Ray’s Plastering Inc. Always make your own periodic inspections around your building. If you find an area that has a problem, the sooner you fix it, the less damage it will cause and save future expenses.
Broken or Rusty Stucco Screeds
Metal screeds are designed to be open and exposed at the bottom of your stucco as a vent point for moisture, and they should never be covered completely by standard stucco. Replacement or repair of these broken or rusty screeds can be done without taking off the entire wall.
You can also help prevent more damage to your business by contacting Ray’s Plastering Inc. to make these repairs once the screed has been compromised, in most cases by this point the paper has been severely deteriorated, thus leaving your building vulnerable to moisture intrusion and possible mold. If soil is against your stucco screed or covering it up this will also cause damage.
If you stucco walls are damaged, why wait until they get worse? Call Ray's Plastering Inc. today.