Decorative and durable, stucco is a popular exterior for homes and businesses. While it is meant to hold up over the long term, the time will come when stucco needs to be repaired. Common repairs include:
- Fixing cracks and blisters
- Patching holes
These repairs will make your stucco look like new and fortunately they are both quick and inexpensive to complete.
Stucco Cracks and Blisters
When a structure settles, stucco can crack. If the cracks aren’t fixed immediately, the stucco can blister. That’s a sign that water has gotten in between the stucco and the wall that’s underneath the stucco. The deteriorated area can be removed and cracks and blisters can be repaired. An experienced stucco contractor will repair the cracks and blisters in a way that will allow for additional settling. That way, cracks and blisters will not reappear.
Holes in Stucco
While not as common,
stucco walls can get holes in them. Typically, this occurs if something heavy hits the stucco, but it can also happen from settling. Holes must be repaired immediately, since they leave an area of the wall exposed. That can lead to a great deal of structural damage. Along with repairing the hole, a good contractor will check for damage caused from the hole.
While some cracks, blisters and holes can be repaired individually, you can also resurface the stucco. This is the process of putting a new layer of stucco on the existing stucco surface. Resurfacing is a long term solution. It will make the wall more resistant to cracks, blisters, and holes so it will actually save you money in the long run. It will also ensure that the entire structure has a uniform look. With all of the options available, there is no reason to let your stucco walls fall into disrepair. Whether you want to seal a crack or resurface the entire structure, a professional stucco contractor can take care of the stucco repair job for you in no time at all.