Stucco Repair and Restoration
Hardcoat Stucco Repair
Hardcoat stucco is the new evolution of the early form of stucco, which is known as “mud plaster”. The earliest form of stucco was a mix of straw and mud, with an earthy appearance. Hardcoat Stucco Repair Hardcoats are made up of cement, sand, lime or mortar for stiffening the material. It also contains polymer additives that provide increased strength and durability. This type of stucco is also more water resistant and will not require a primer coat. It’s amazing how far this type of material has come in such a short period of time!
The materials are mixed together with pure clean water to form a plaster. The mixture needs to be pushed through the finish gun, which cuts down on air bubbles that often form. The mixture is then applied to the surface of the building with a rolling technique, using either a standard stucco machine or trowel depending on which type of finish is desired as well as weather conditions and other factors.
The result is an airtight smooth layer that will protect from harsh environmental elements without requiring much maintenance for years.
EIFS or Exterior Insulation and Finish System, is a wall cladding system. EIFS systems are typically one of two types:
– Spray Applied Rigid Polyurethane Foam with an attached air and water barrier, or
– Precast Concrete Panels that have been faced with polystyrene insulation board impregnated sheets on the outside and rigid polyisocyanurate insulation on the inside
Most EIFS systems have a polyurethane foam layer in between the stone or brick and the rigid board insulation. These types of EIFS are typically sprayed onto an existing wall, building or other structure. The EIFS system can be applied to new construction or to older buildings. EIFS is often used as a fire-resistant exterior cladding material, and it can be applied in one layer for simple applications or multiple layers with increasing complexity
EIFS systems are typically cheaper than other types of siding but require regular maintenance.
Largo Stucco & Stonework has been providing EIFS repair services for years. Let us help you with your EIFS project today!
Stucco Water Damage Repair
A stucco water damage repair can be a little more complicated than traditional repairs because there are many different types of coats that may need to be addressed. Repairing exterior stucco is the most common type of stucco water damage repair.
There are a few basic steps that all types of water damage need to be addressed in order for the repairs to have any chance at being long-lasting and not have problems again soon. The first step is to identify what material needs repaired and then remove as much moisture from it as possible, usually with a dehumidifier.
Next, the material needs to be dried out and then given time for any microbial growth or mold spores that may have been in there to dry up as well. Next, make sure that all water leaks are taken care of so they don’t cause problems again soon. Finally, apply an appropriate type of coat to the material to protect it from any other water damage in the future.
Why do you need regular examination on EIFS System?
How does stucco water damage happen?
How can you prevent water damage?
Water damage is often unavoidable, but there are things that you can do to help prevent it. First of all, make sure any water pipes in your home are correctly insulated and have a proper seal on them so they don’t leak. Secondly, be aware of the weather forecast before painting or doing anything outdoors that could lead to leaks indoors like installing new tile or a window. Third, make sure your gutters are clean and clear of debris so water doesn’t pool up on the roof and seep into your stucco walls.
What should you do after discovering that your house has water damaged?
What are the advantages of hardcoat stucco?
Why Largo Stucco and Stonework?
Largo’s professional contractors are experienced in assessing, repairing, or restoring stucco surfaces so that they look as good as new. Whether your home needs a complete restoration from top to bottom or you are just looking to refresh your stucco, we have the right team for the job.
Largo Stucco and Stonework specializes in beautifying exterior surfaces with durable coatings that protect from water intrusion while enhancing curb appeal of any home. Whether it be a complete restoration or simply an enhancement project, they can do it all.