Moisture Damage Traditional Stucco or Hard Coat Stucco
Moisture damage for traditional stucco usually occurs from cracks or penetrations in the stucco exterior. Whether from incorrect installation or other types of damage, any hole or crack over 1/16 of an inch needs repair. Otherwise you risk moisture damage.
When addressed early, the moisture damage may be less severe and require less extensive action. However, if moisture damage reaches the foundation, the entire section or even system may need replacement. These cases are rare, but it’s important to work with a trusted stucco company to ensure full resolution of the issue.
Unfortunately, we often see improper EIFS installation from clients coming to us for moisture damage repairs. Only highly skilled and trained professionals should install EIFS. At CDP STUCCO we have both the training and experience to understand and follow the best practices for EIFS installation and repair.
Damage limited to the outer layer, may only need a stucco patch repair for the impacted area. However, if left unrepaired extensive moisture damage to the system and substrate can occur and require more extensive repairs. In severe cases, the only real option could be total system replacement. When this occurs, we usually recommend replacing the EIFS system with traditional stucco.