Repairing a Stucco Wall
One of the most important aspects of stucco maintenance is stucco repair. Any minor damage to your stucco can end up costing you a lot of money down the line if not taken care of right away. Stucco repairs can range from minor patches to more serious mortar and lath repairs. Knowing what type of stucco repair you need and how to properly do it can save you time and money.
Stucco is a popular building and finishing material used in a variety of applications such as exterior walls, interior walls, ceilings, and sometimes stairwells. It’s a cement or lime-based mixture of sand and water that’s placed and trowled onto a wall or other surface. The first step in all stucco repairs is to determine what type of damage has occurred and to decide if the repair is something you can do yourself or if you need to hire a contractor. If the stucco damage is minor, such as small chips or cracks, then a do-it-yourself stucco repair may be possible.
These types of repairs can usually be done with a ready-mix stucco patch or a simple bonding agent. However, it’s important to keep in mind that patching a small stucco issue may not address the underlying cause of the problem, so it’s important to take a look at the entire stucco wall for other potential problems. The earlier these problems are addressed, the easier they’ll be to deal with.
For additional information on repairing stucco walls, please review the attached video.