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 [...]
About Blaine NurseBlaine Nurse was born and raised in San Diego County. His company, Nurse Stucco Inc. has been proudly serving Southern California for over 16 years, and Blaine has over 35 years of trade experience in the stucco, lath, and plaster construction industry. Blaine's first experience with Stuccoing was with his father and brother Darren when they started their company back in 1981 "Jerry L. Nurse Plastering". In 1992 they formed a partnership with their father, creating "Jerry L. Nurse and Sons Plastering". After the death of their father they established their company as Nurse Stucco Inc. in the year 2000.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]