5 Simple Tips to Prevent Stucco Walls from Cracking

Stucco is one of the most widely used exterior wall finishes. Suitable for both residential and commercial properties, stucco walls add charm, beauty and character to any building in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Not only does stucco improve the aesthetics of any property, but stucco also has a high functional value. Stucco walls can minimize sound transmission and require less energy for keeping a property cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

It’s also less expensive than other home exteriors. The cost of stucco walls typically depend on the material and contractor you choose.

While stucco is a worthwhile investment, it can crack or crumble due to a number of reasons. Let’s take a look at some of them:

  • Weather changes
  • Improper curing
  • Low quality installation or workmanship

Maintaining the natural appearance of stucco walls consists of these steps:

Inspection

It’s extremely important to regularly inspect stucco walls for cracks. This will allow you to identify cracks before they become a bigger issue.

Once a crack occurs, it may allow moisture into walls. Avoid drilling the affected walls because vibration can aggravate the cracks.

Paint It

If you notice small cracks, you may apply an acrylic-latex caulk, followed by paint to match, if needed. But, if you’re dealing with large cracks, it’s better to call a professional immediately. They can assess the extent of the damage and offer the right solution. Larger wall cracks may require complete resurfacing. No matter what, do not ignore any cracks or holes in walls because it may damage the structure of your property.

Clean the Walls

Stucco walls can accumulate dirt and dust. Clean your house with water once a year. Heavily textured walls should be cleaned with a low pressure wash. Use a soft brush to remove dirt and dust from the walls.

Quality Stucco Materials

Investing in quality stucco material is the secret behind crack-free walls. There are different types of stucco finishes available, including smooth, light, and more.

Team Up with a Reliable Stucco Contractor

If you want a low maintenance, stucco exterior, you have to team up with a reputable installation company.

As one of the oldest and most respected exterior remodeling companies in the Tri-State area, Garden State Brickface and Siding specializes in residential and commercial stucco installation. We apply high quality, durable, robust stucco products to any property, regardless of size. All products come with manufacturer’s warranty. Get in touch with us for a low maintenance stucco exterior for your home or commercial building. Contact us at (800) 388-4472 or use our convenient contact form.

 

 

By | 2017-10-10T07:41:55+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Stucco, Tips|Comments Off on 5 Simple Tips to Prevent Stucco Walls from Cracking