Stucco made with Portland cement was an exterior finish of choice for many houses built in the 1920s. (Stucco prior to 1900 normally was lime-based.) The cementitious material could be tinted various colors, and given a textured finish that might be smooth or coarse depending on the aggregate in the mix: sand, pebbles, or mica. Stucco typically is applied over wood lath or metal mesh, although the substrate might be masonry.
Despite its durability, even Portland-cement stucco can deteriorate. Spalling, bulging, and cracks need to be addressed to maintain the integrity of a stuccoed exterior. Before beginning a patching project, watch the weather. Overcast (not rainy) days are your friend. Too much sun, or harsh weather, may prevent the mortar from curing correctly. For further protection from the elements, consider covering patched areas with a tarp.
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