Have you started to notice any cracks forming in your stucco? Well then it’s important to perform a thorough investigation of the stucco to see what the underlying issue might be. While small, very thin cracks aren’t necessarily as serious as larger and deeper cracks, any crack at all can provide an opportunity for moisture to seep through and cause further damage from behind the wall.
When moisture starts to accumulate behind the stucco, it will soften any material it touches, which will cause the stucco to start breaking and falling off, sometimes in small quantities and other times in larger sheets. The longer the moisture stays trapped, the more problems it can cause, such as rotting wood, mold growth, paint peeling, swelling drywall inside the home and potentially irreparable damage to the structure of the home.
Cracks can start forming in the house due to the natural settling of the home and from shrinkage that occurs during drying. Therefore, you should keep an eye on your stucco and look for cracks every now and then. If you notice them, take immediate action by using a high-quality caulk. Take a brush and stipple the caulk after you’ve applied it and while it’s still wet, which will allow you to blend the caulk into the texture of the stucco a bit more. After letting the caulk cure and dry, you can then repaint over the area for even better blending.
Larger cracks are more likely to be indicative of structural problems, and can’t be fixed simply by caulking. In this situation, it’s important to contact a professional to come out and investigate the situation to determine the cause of those larger cracks. They will be able to take a closer look and determine the best solution for the problem, as well as the best way to prevent the problem from occurring again in the future. Again, it is important to get the experts out to look at the crack as soon as possible, because your stucco acts as your home’s primary line of defense against the elements and moisture.
If you’re interested in learning more about having stucco applied to your home, or if you’re in need of a professional to come out, investigate your stucco and recommend some potential repairs, we encourage you to contact us.
Cracked Brick and Stucco Repair from CDP Stucco
CDP Stucco has repaired cracked stucco for homeowners throughout Florida. If you are unsure if the cracks indicate foundation failure, a representative from CDP Stucco can provide an inspection to give you back peace of mind.
Contact us today for an inspection of your cracked stucco repair! If you are interested in Stucco Installation or Stucco Repair, call the experts at CDP Stucco now at 850-259-2283