Stucco homes and home building - a short history. One of the most common, traditional building styles is greatly misunderstood. Stucco, a material that is similar to plastering, has become an efficient, durable process that is prevalent in the United States from the mid-1800's forward to today. Because stucco looks similar to adobe, it [...]
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Stucco siding is highly resistant to stains caused by exposure to the weather, nature, and the environment. However, staining and discoloration may still occur. The most common stains on exterior stucco are dirt and mildew. Stucco stains can be effectively removed using the proper tools and procedures. Whether you have some type of atmospheric [...]
Cement Plaster over Concrete Block Walls Portland cement plaster may be applied over the surface of concrete block walls for a variety of reasons. It may be to enhance the appearance of the building, to level out irregularities of alignment of the blocks, to achieve uniformity and continuity of surface where concrete blocks abut [...]
Assessing The Damage Most historical home stucco deterioration is the result of water infiltration into the building structure through the roof, around chimneys, window and door openings, or excessive ground water or moisture penetrating through or splashing up from the building foundation. Potential causes of deterioration include: ground or building settlement, inadequate or leaking [...]
Over time, rain erodes the thin coating of stucco that contains the sand that creates the texture layer. When this happens, the texture can easily be removed if the wall is cleaned with a pressure washer, or with time as airborne pollutants and rain continue to erode the surface of the stucco. To prevent [...]
Wet (hydro) blasting and sand blasting may be necessary to prepare the surface prior to the application of any stucco materials. Hydro Blasting and Sandblasting are general terms to describe the act of removing fine bits of material at high-velocity to clean a surface. Silica sand is the most commonly used material for sandblasting, [...]
Stucco scaffolding makes stucco work safer and more efficient when applying stucco higher than a worker can easily reach from the ground. Erecting and using scaffolds takes planning and careful implementation to make the work safe and productive. Residential job site scaffolding Commercial [...]