Stucco has been in use for centuries and there are several different types of stucco, and there are many reasons stucco on a house or commercial building can become damaged. Stucco can deteriorate from moisture infiltration into the building envelope system, either through the roof, around chimneys, window and door openings, or water splashing up from the ground.
Some of the most common reasons that cause stucco damage could be foundation problems, leaking gutters, interior humidity or condensation migrating through walls, bathroom ventilation, excessive ground water or poor drainage around a foundation. Moisture getting behind stucco is the most common problem which can also cause the most damage because a leak can go undetected for many years. By the time the stucco begins to fail from moisture damage, the structural framing the stucco is attached to has already deteriorated and rotted from decay. Any metal lath or nails will rust which can cause stucco to lose its bond and pull away from the framing of a house or commercial building. Wood destroying insects such as termites can also cause stucco to lose its bond and pull away from any wood framing. After assessing what caused the stucco damage, those repairs should be completed before repairing the stucco.
Coastal Oaks Building Solutions can assess the stucco damage and make repairs while protecting the value of your home or commercial building.