San Diego has a rich history of stucco architecture. The early Spanish missionaries brought the stucco building technique to the area, and it’s been a popular building material ever since.
Picking the right stucco contractor for your job is mostly common sense. When it comes to choosing a stucco contractor, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Nurse Stucco is your best choice.
On average, a complete home restucco with traditional 3-coat stucco over lath will cost between $20 and $30 per square yard. This price includes some patching as part of the wall preparation
How long does stucco last? Installing stucco on your home can be a major undertaking and a big investment. That’s why homeowners often wonder, “How long does stucco last?” The good news is that properly installed stucco is very durable and long-lasting. Stucco has been with us since the early Roman times, and [...]
Recoat and Re-stucco Restucco? Why would I need to recoat or restucco my Home? 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 [...]
Historical Home Repairs Assessing The Damage Most historical home stucco repairs due to stucco deterioration are 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 [...]
Stucco Rejuvenation A restucco 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 and uniform finished product without the look of a patch [...]
Cleaning Stucco DIY Surface Cleaning Stucco. Cleaning stucco is a relatively simple process. Depending on the size of the stucco 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 [...]
Traditional Stucco or Synthetic Stucco Applied over Concrete Block Walls Traditional Portland cement stucco or Synthetic Stucco 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 [...]
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 [...]