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What Exactly Is Stucco?

Stucco is a cement and sand based mixture that can be used as a siding material on homes or businesses or as a decorative or waterproofing material for covering masonry walls. Stucco can be used as an as an intermediate repair application that will protect the surface of the old or deteriorated masonry from water entry. Stucco can be used in so many different ways that it is truly a very versatile product.

When buildings begin to age they start to experience many different forms of deterioration mostly from water infiltration. The flaking surface is a classic example of “spalling,” a type of failure caused by moisture and the freeze/thaw cycle. With repeated freezing and thawing, fractures widened until the surface literally disintegrates. Sometimes the cost of repairs can be very expensive.

Stucco Remediation

As an alternative a stucco application is used to help fill in obvious damaged area which provides support for the wall and also acts as a smooth surface for water to run down and away from.

The life of an old chimney can be extended with stucco…
Old chimneys are a real problem but with an application of a stucco coating you can extend the life of your chimney by closing off damaged brick and mortar joints and providing a smooth surface or a decorative look.


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