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 [...]

Brief history on Stucco and how it’s used for homes2017-05-17T16:03:34-07:00

Stucco Stain Removal and Sealing

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 [...]

Stucco Stain Removal and Sealing2017-05-17T16:04:33-07:00

Block and Frame Wall Plaster

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 [...]

Block and Frame Wall Plaster2017-05-17T16:05:28-07:00

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 [...]

Historical Home Repairs2017-05-17T16:06:23-07:00

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 [...]

Re-coat & Re-Stucco2017-05-17T16:07:21-07:00

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, [...]

Water and Sand Blasting2017-05-17T16:29:07-07:00

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 [...]

Scaffolding for Stucco2017-08-15T15:43:20-07:00