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Modern stucco is an exterior cement plaster wall covering. It is usually a mix of sand, Portland cement, lime and water, but may also consist of a proprietary mix of additives including fibers and synthetic acrylics that add strength and flexibility.

As with any cement-based material, stucco must be reinforced to resist movement cracking. Wire mesh lath, attached with staples to the structural framing, is embedded into the base coat to provided stiffening for the stucco. On  wooden walls  a  water  resistant  barrier  is installed such as  Tar  paper, Tyveck  Stucco  Wrap as drainage plane and more recently the 60 minute installation (Super Jumbo tex), and much more materials to prevent  water  and  moisture filtration. Flexible acrylic finishes have the ability to stretch and bridge over cracks, improving appearance and limiting the passage of moisture behind the stucco.

Stucco is a material of deceptive simplicity: in most cases its repair should not be undertaken by a property owner unfamiliar with the art of plastering. Successful stucco repair requires the skill and experience of a professional plasterer. Each project is unique, with its own set of problems that require individual solutions.

If  you  are experiencing stucco  problems feel free  to Contact us we will be more  than  glad  to  answer  all your questions.


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