Is it Time to Re-Stucco Your Home or Building?

Category: Stucco Repair

Re-Stucco San DiegoAfter 30 to 50 years of life a stucco building may need to be re-stuccoed. Depending on the condition of the property, and the desires of the owner, there are several options. Our NuWall Inc San Diego Re-Stucco Experts can help with determining the best course of action.

There is a myriad of different ways to approach a re-stucco project, dependent largely on the existing finish and what actions must be employed to create or promote a uniform substrate or ‘base’. Stucco is ONLY as strong as its substrate and therefore any weakness or discrepancy in any base will wreak havoc with the final color coat. This is especially true in the case of Santa Barbara smooth re-stucco, which is not only highly susceptible to cracking, but also extremely prone to discoloration or ‘ghosting’ when applied to substrates lacking in uniformity.

Many so called ‘professionals’ will tell you that it is OK to “stucco over” an existing finish. Whilst this may be ‘theoretically’ possible with the use of a PVA bonding agent; it is without doubt the weakest method to adopt, and should be done so with extreme caution. In taking this route, one is relying COMPLETELY on the integrity of the existing finish coat. It is also highly recommended to implement a fiberglass mesh wrap in any re-stucco situation. The additional support of the fiberglass truly works wonders in securing a uniform and durable finish.

A complete re-stucco of a house or building is the best way to address not only problems of deterioration, but also of cosmetics. The advantage to a complete re-stucco is that the preparation and repair work is sealed under a color coat that allows for a more solid finished product without the look of a patch job.

The key to a successful and longer lasting re-stucco lies in the preparation and repair work. The better the procedure taken to repair and restore the structure or dwelling, the longer the finished product will last. The knowledge gained over the past 3 decades by those at NuWall Inc will insure that the best procedures and products will be used to renovate prior to re-stuccoing.