Stucco Contractor Servicing Bucks, Chester & Montgomery County In Pennsylvania PA
We can solve any stucco problems and perform any stucco repair.
Since the 90s we have been PA stucco contractors offering our customers value and quality when performing stucco repairs, stucco cement plastering and acrylic stucco installations, whether your project is commercial or residential, stucco 3 coat system or EIFS stucco system we make sure that all of our projects have the proper water management and drainage by installing the necessary materials and follow the manufacture guides.
Because many builders and contractors are not educate in the trade they have been and still installing stucco systems the wrong way, a recent misconception with Stucco is that it’s not a great exterior cladding, Stucco WHEN IS DONE CORRECTLY is by far a superior cladding in terms of fire resistance, maintenance free cladding, curve appealing as well as insulation rate value.
We don’t have a one system fits all, we know each project is unique, with its own set of problems that require individual solutions. Stucco itself is a great cladding,we have to keep in mind that what is protecting our investment from the elements is not the stucco it self, in reality what protects our investment is the waterproofing and water management system behind the stucco and that’s where we come into place and that’s mainly what set us apart from the rest.
We work with the leaders in the stucco industry, we are not scare of new stucco technologies as long as they follow our path and the same water management principals.
If you are in need of a professional contractor, looking for an installer, searching for an specialist, experiencing stucco, siding or stone problems, feel free to contact us, we will be more than glad to help you and answer all your questions.
Frequently asked questions.
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 or acrylic material, stucco must be reinforced to resist movement cracking. Wire lath mesh attached with staples to the structural framing is embedded into the base coat to provided stiffening for the stucco. On wooden walls normally a water resistant barrier paper is installed we recommend a minimum of two layers followed by a rain screen mat to ensure a proper drainage of the stucco along with much more materials and flashings to prevent water and moisture accumulation.
Yes, stucco color coat may be successfully applied to a portland cement base substrate in an interior application. However exterior stucco color coat will not stick to drywall or other non-cementicious surfaces unless an adhesive is applied to the surface prior to the stucco application. For better results on stucco or Stone veneer interior installations wooden walls are recommended together with a water and vapor resistant barrier, lath metal mesh and scratch coat to ensure bondage and a long lasting stucco application.
We don’t recommend stucco to be painted, mainly because stucco when done correctly is a maintenance free cladding, if stucco is painted the walls will require certain maintenance routines. How ever YES, it can be painted to the color of choice.
Even thought acrylic paints are long lasting and durable when painting stucco we DON’T recommend them because they can change the permeability of the stucco (make it non-breathable) which in some climates may have adverse effects on the long-term.
When painting stucco we ALWAYS recommend the use of a high grade Elastomeric Paint specifically designed for Masonry, Stucco and Brick exteriors, this paint is designed to expand and contract, it is 10 times thicker than standard acrylic paints and have a 300% elongation, its best attribute is that this paint is waterproof but a is breathable coating at the same time.
Alternatively, if the walls have not been painted before you could consider an skim coat stucco system over existing stucco or masonry wall and then the application of a colored stucco finish of your choice, these finish coats are often pre-color mixed stucco bags or can be made with white cement and pigments providing a range of colors.
Properly applied and maintained stucco, is as durable as any commonly used cladding material. Its hard surface resists abrasion and can take a lot of physical abuse. It stands up to all sorts of climates, from cold to hot and wet to dry. Many older homes built in the early 1900s have had very little maintenance and remain in good shape today.
Unfortunately for the unluckiest stucco fail because of poor craftsmanship was used when the property was build, stucco can fail because a wrong window installation, it can fail because a missing kick out flashing diverted and many more causes, for more FAQ’s on this subject visit our stucco remediation service page. You can also visit our blog post Eight reason why stucco and stone installations fail
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