While stucco is an exceptional, strong, and frequently used material here in the Brevard County area, seeing cracks in your stucco is a very common problem. If you are wondering why, it’s because Stucco is rigid, much like cement, and over time as your house shifts and settles, it can put too much strain on this inflexible stucco surface coating. This may cause cracks and fractures to develop, particularly around windows & doors.
Stucco can also be damaged prematurely if it’s exposed to excessive amounts of moisture. We frequently see issues develop that can be tracked back to repeated spraying from a lawn sprinkler, or plant life brushing against the home.
Why Is It Important to Repair Cracks In Your Stucco Quickly?
- Hairline cracks may be harmless at first, but they can quickly grow into a larger issue
- Cracks provide an entry point for water, causing further damage to your home and the need for more extensive repairs
- If your stucco is on the exterior of a retaining wall, it may require more frequent attention because of the moisture seeping through behind it
As we mentioned above, hairline cracks are quite common and do not create the need for immediate concern. Here is a good rule of thumb: if the crack is wide enough for a credit card to be slipped inside, it should be repaired immediately.
Correctly Repairing Cracked Stucco
At ABC Concrete Inc., we believe that “quick fixes” rarely stand the test of time. We comple the job the right way and with materials that we have tested and trusted, ensuring a long-lasting result. Many times, our repair materials often last longer than the original stucco thanks to an ultra-sticky, glue-like bonding element.
The specific caulk and patching materials will vary from job to job depending on the extent of your damage. We are experts at taking all of these unique needs and factors into consideration and choosing the right material for the job.
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