How to repair water damaged stucco

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  • Author Mitchell Bratton
  • Published March 21, 2021
  • Word count 312

Stucco is a very durable choice for your home or business' finish. However, water damage can cause your stucco finish to look and be damaged. Water will seep into the cracked stucco, and can cause severe damage to your buildings structure. Water damage can occur from repeated water contact from a faulty gutter, or from an interior water leak. For moderate to large water damage, its advisable to contact a professional stucco contractor. However, for small areas that have damage, you may want to try to do it yourself. The supplies for repairing stucco aren't extremely expensive, however, you must have the appropriate tools to do the job. If you don't already own, or have access to them, it may be cost prohibitive to do the repair on your own.

For starters, you must demo the damaged area, including a perimeter around the damage. Then, you'll want to make sure that you fix the source of the water, or you'll simply have the same problem again. You'll need to attach the new wire to existing wire that you have exposed, and then cover the area with paper. Applying the stucco coating is the next step, and you'll want to match the new finish with the current finish.

Once you have matched the stucco exterior, you'll want to check for any cracks or issues before painting it to match the previous area.

As you can see, there are several steps to repairing stucco, and it may not be suited for a first time do it yourself person. Most simple repairs can be done by a professionally for a few hundred dollars. Professional stucco contractors, such as Stucco Repair Orlando, will usually give a free quote and offer a guarantee on their work. They can handle any size job, and offer services that the average do it your self person doesn't have access to.

Mitch Bratton is the owner of and also manages and has several years of experience in stucco and stucco repair.

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