Stucco Remediation Services
Over the past years, stucco has gain a bad reputation as an exterior cladding, unfortunately many home owners in the Tri-state area have experienced and still experiencing the consequences of defective stucco, stone and over all wrong construction & installation procedures by contractors and builders that are not educated in the trade.
We already mention it in our stucco service page and would like to make emphasis about it.
STUCCO AND VENEER STONE ARE GREAT EXTERIOR CLADDINGS WHEN THEY ARE INSTALLED BY A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATED IN THE TRADE
Stucco has many attributes unfortunately all of this attributes become zero to non when builders and contractors DO NOT pay attention, DO NOT follow installation guides or even when they lack of basic common sense.
Since stucco is a porous cementitious material that tents to keep more moisture compare to a vinyl or a fiber cement siding cladding, when installing stucco systems most importantly is the waterproofing and water management that will be installed between the sheathing and the cement than the stucco itself. Rene Munoz Plastering offer different materials and process of the stucco systems based on your project and specific needs
We have been doing stucco and stone remediations since the early 2000’s, fixing hundreds of properties, giving home owners peace of mind knowing that when they hire us, they are hiring experience, passion, knowledge and credibility along with qualified personnel that is well inform, personnel that not only know the stucco & stone trade but the window removal and installation trade, framing and siding to everything that is involve to perform a proper stucco remediation, stucco installation, stone remediations and stucco to siding installation alternatives.
Stucco and stone are materials of deceptive simplicity: in most cases its repair should not be undertaken by a property owner unfamiliar with the art of plastering, exterior waterproofing and exterior cladding installations. Successful stucco and stone repairs requires the skill and experience of a professional.
If you are in need of a professional contractor, looking for an installer, an specialist, experiencing stucco, siding or stone problems, feel free to contact us, we will be more than glad to help you, answer all your questions, take you by the hand to solve the moisture issues that your property may have, assist you with your buying/selling situation or better yet educate you to prevent any possible stucco & stone water damage.
Frequently asked questions.
- Apparent water seepage, blistering (black or green stain) on the exterior of the property specially at the bottom of the windows (window sill).
- Apparent water seepage, blistering (black or green stain) where a vertical wall meets the end of a roof near the fascia board where the gutter later is installed. (Kick out flashing diverter)
- Apparent water seepage, blistering (black or green stain) at the chimney shoulders/hip.
- Lack of drip cap flashing over the head casing of each window, fixtures and doors.
- Lack of control joints specially on those big walls.
- Lack of weep screed where wood framing meets the basement.
- Stucco or stone falling at the lower part of the building mainly because of the lack of metal lath mesh over the concrete walls.
- Lack of caulk silicon any where stucco or stone meet another dissimilar material.
- Decks or patios normally install above grade and lacking of a Z flashing.
- Major cracks in the cladding or even bulging.
- Missing flashings around the property.
- Thin over all stucco.
For the non visual part an inspector should be hire to test for moisture levels of the wood sheathing.
The best way to know 100% if an stucco or stone cladding are failing is by doing an invasive moisture stucco and stone test, inspectors come to the property do a visual inspection, test for moisture, document everything and put everything together for you as a home owner, your realtor for those selling and buying scenarios , your lawyer in case of a litigation and finally to us remediation contractors in what is called The invasive stucco or stone report.
- Each corner of a window sill
- Each corner of a door sill
- Where a vertical wall meets the end of a roof ( Kick Out Flashing Diverter)
- Where a chimney wall meets a roof
- Below the chimney shoulders/hips
- Below a dryer vent, electric outlet or any other possible water penetration.
- Below an installed deck
- Proper transition between stucco and any other dissimilar material such siding, stone, brick or concrete.
We show some pictures and talk more in dept about each subject at our Eight reasons why stucco & stone installations fails blog post.
Moisture related issues need to be addressed as soon as possible, water build up and moisture becomes a bigger problem creating mold, deteriorating the wood structure, insulation and even interior sheetrock resulting in even more expense when is time to fix them.
- Get an stucco inspection on your home.
- Ask the necessary questions.
- See your options as far as exterior cladding goes.
- Educate your self as much as you can in the stucco trade. (knowledge is king when choosing the right contractor)
- Screen local, dependable, reputable contractors around your area.
- Base on your situation make the necessary decisions to get you repairs done ASAP.
- How a window most be remove and properly install.
- How to do detailed interior work.
- How to do proper wood repairs.
- How to do proper roof repairs.
- How to custom build flashings for all your property needs.
- How to properly waterproof the structure of your investment.
- How to do both EIFS and Stucco 3 coat systems.
- How to install not only stucco but other exterior claddings.
- A contractor that is dependable.
- Certified by the products they install.
- Licensed and insured.
- A contractor that is willing to work for you and with you to remediate one and each of the problems your property may have.
We been doing stucco remediations for well over a decade now, we not only know the ins and outs of the exterior cladding and waterproofing, we also have the reputation and all the necessary skills to full fill and perform any stucco remediation needs.
When performing stucco repairs and the windows are not remove and properly re-set, the home owner is basically gambling because the opening eventually my or may not leak. A simple way to see this situation is like fixing and painting a car over a rusty surface, which lead us to our next question.
When performing partial stucco remediations, stucco patches or any other non full remediation WE DO NOT offer any type of guaranty. The reason why we can not offer a guaranty for projects like this is not because our work will not be done properly or will not be done in accordance with the latest stucco codes or simply wrong, is because many things come into place to make sure that an stucco or stone cladding will not fail. Since we are not doing the entire system from the ground up we can not be liable for possible previously installed defective materials or possible previously defective/wrong stucco or stone waterproofing procedures.
In the case of those acrylic stucco finishes, the colors get computer matched as well as the stucco texture and presented to the owner of the property for their approval.
In the case of those cement plastering stucco finishes prior to do the finish coat we custom mix colors, pigments and additives to come as close as possible to your existing stucco color, we provide our customers with different sample boards for them to choose and approve the final color.
- Size of the repair.
- Type of repair.
- Once the stucco has been removed, what kind of cladding will be installed.
- How extensive the damage is.
- Availability of construction materials such, stone, siding, windows & doors .
- Inspections and inspector’s timing.
- Home owner’s decisions.
Most repairs range from a week to a 3 weeks period or even more for bigger projects.
Please visit our contact us page to submit you invasive stucco & stone report or fill up the contact form at the bottom of this page.
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