Water damage to stucco can often go unnoticed until it becomes severe. However, there are some signs that may indicate your stucco is water damaged. Here are a few things to look out for:
1. Discoloration: Water damage can cause the stucco to develop dark or discolored patches. This is especially visible if the rest of the stucco is in good condition.
2. Staining: If you notice water stains or streaks running down the surface of the stucco, it could be a sign of water damage. These stains may indicate that water is seeping through the stucco and affecting the underlying structure.
3. Soft or Crumbling Texture: Water-damaged stucco may feel soft or crumble when touched. If you notice any areas where the stucco is crumbling or appears deteriorated, it could be due to water infiltration.
4. Mold and Mildew Growth: Excessive moisture can lead to the growth of mold and mildew on the stucco surface. Look for green, black, or brown patches on the stucco, as these could indicate water damage.
5. Peeling or Blistering: If the stucco is peeling or blistering, it could be a result of water damage. Moisture can cause the paint to lose its adhesion to the stucco surface.
It’s important to address any signs of water damage promptly, as prolonged exposure to water can lead to structural issues and further deterioration. If you suspect that your stucco is water damaged, consider consulting Nurse Stucco to assess the extent of the damage and recommend appropriate repairs. Call us at (619) 561-7429 or use our Contact Form and ask for a FREE ESTIMATE.