Get Ready for a Restucco

Preparing your house for a restucco is an important step to ensure a successful and long-lasting finish. Here are the steps we follow: 1. Inspect the existing stucco: Start by inspecting the current stucco for any damage, cracks, or signs of moisture. Make any stucco repairs needed before proceeding with the restucco. 2. Repair [...]

2023-08-30T21:45:11-07:00

Stucco Home Siding: Fundamentals

Stucco Home outsides are made up of numerous layers that operate in combination with each other. The most noticeable layer and the one crucial to your home's life-span is the outer layer: the siding or cladding. The most popular kinds of home siding are fiber-cement panels, vinyl siding, and plywood. There is another kind [...]

2023-08-15T11:26:07-07:00

How to pick the right stucco contractor

Picking the right stucco contractor for your job is mostly common sense. When it comes to choosing a stucco contractor, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Nurse Stucco is your best choice. First and foremost, you want to make sure that the contractor is licensed and insured. Secondly, you want [...]

2022-07-17T20:25:55-07:00

Brief history on Stucco and how it’s used for homes

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 [...]

2023-01-02T14:22:15-08:00

Historical Home Repairs

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 [...]

2022-04-20T09:54:37-07:00

Re-coat & Re-Stucco

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 [...]

2022-04-20T09:55:37-07:00

Water and Sand Blasting

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, [...]

2022-04-20T09:56:26-07:00

Scaffolding for Stucco

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 [...]

2022-04-20T09:57:29-07:00
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