If your home is between five and 20 years old, it’s likely that remediation is necessary to prevent further damage to the underlying structure.
What is stucco remediation?
Stucco is a durable material that has been used in construction for centuries. Homes and businesses alike opt for stucco due to its fire resistance, excellent insulation, and aesthetic appeal; however, when improperly installed, it is susceptible to water infiltration and subsequent rot and mold beneath the surface. You might be surprised to learn that Southeastern Pennsylvania is the country’s number one region for stucco failure! If your home is between five and 20 years old, it’s likely that remediation is necessary to prevent further damage to the underlying structure.
What are the warning signs?
There are a few ways you can determine if your home is in need of stucco remediation. Black streaks on the walls, particularly at window corners, are tell-tale signs that water damage lurks below the surface. If you notice any cracking or gaps between the window frames and the walls, this is another indication that it’s time to get your stucco inspected and restored. It may even be necessary to replace the stucco with siding, depending on the extent of damage.
What can we do to help?
If your stucco is exhibiting some or all of these warning signs, we encourage you to get in touch with the experts at Hynes Construction. Our team of stucco specialists will inspect for mold or rot beneath the stucco; if the damage is severe, we will restore or replace your stucco with either a new stucco system or an alternative such as stoneface or James Hardie plank.