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Stucco Rejuvenation

A complete restucco of a house or building is the best way to address not only problems of deterioration, but also of cosmetics. The advantage to a complete restucco is that the preparation and repair work is sealed under a color coat that allows for a more solid finished product without the look of a [...]

Stucco Rejuvenation 2017-07-14T15:08:08+00:00

Surface Cleaning Stucco Siding

Depending on the size of the area to be cleaned, the tools used for cleaning will vary: You can hand clean with a soft to medium bristle brush or shop broom to reach higher on the wall without needing a ladder for isolated surface spots, use a garden hose for a full wall, and pressure wash [...]

Surface Cleaning Stucco Siding 2017-07-14T15:08:08+00:00

Water and Sand Blasting

Pressure washing with water or sand blasting probably will be necessary to prepare the surface prior to the application of any stucco materials.  The choice really depends on the condition of the walls and the type of stucco you're planning to apply as to which is the best choice for your project - there's [...]

Water and Sand Blasting 2017-08-14T09:32:32+00:00

Historical Home Repairs

Assessing The Damage Most historical home stucco deterioration is the result of water infiltration into the building structure through the roof, around chimneys, window and door openings, or excessive ground water or moisture penetrating through or splashing up from the building foundation. Potential causes of deterioration include: ground or building settlement, inadequate or leaking [...]

Historical Home Repairs 2017-07-14T15:11:48+00:00

Block and Frame Wall Plaster

Cement Plaster over Concrete Block Walls Portland cement plaster may be applied over the surface of concrete block walls for a variety of reasons. It may be to enhance the appearance of the building, to level out irregularities of alignment of the blocks, to achieve uniformity and continuity of surface where concrete blocks abut [...]

Block and Frame Wall Plaster 2017-07-14T15:12:39+00:00

Brief history on Stucco and how it’s used for homes

Stucco homes and home building - a short history. One of the most common, traditional building styles is greatly misunderstood. Stucco, a material that is similar to plastering, has become an efficient, durable process that is prevalent in the United States from the mid-1800's forward to today. Because stucco looks similar to adobe, it tends [...]

Brief history on Stucco and how it’s used for homes 2017-07-14T15:08:08+00:00

Stucco Stain Removal and Sealing

Stucco siding is highly resistant to stains caused by exposure to the weather, nature, and the environment. However, staining and discoloration may still occur. The most common stains on exterior stucco are dirt and mildew. Stucco stains can be effectively removed using the proper tools and procedures. Whether you have some type of atmospheric contamination, [...]

Stucco Stain Removal and Sealing 2017-07-14T15:08:08+00:00

Re-coat & Re-Stucco

Over time, rain erodes the thin coating of stucco that contains the sand that creates the texture layer. When this happens, the texture can easily be removed if the wall is cleaned with a pressure washer, or with time as airborne pollutants and rain continue to erode the surface of the stucco. To prevent the [...]

Re-coat & Re-Stucco 2017-07-14T15:08:08+00:00