Common Reasons for Stucco Patch Repairs
Stucco patch repairs differ from stucco crack repairs in that the damaged portion is usually larger. A hole may occur in the stucco surface for a variety of reasons. Damage from a projectile, automobile, golf ball, or other object crashing into the stucco surface can cause a hole.
Also, upgrades to your property, like a new window, door, or other architectural feature may add a gap or hole in your stucco that requires a patch. Regardless of the cause, all gaps or holes in a stucco exterior need repair.
Unrepaired stucco is not only unsightly, but it also leads to moisture damage. When water seeps into the substrate and other foundational surfaces behind the stucco, mold and rot may occur. This can cost thousands of dollars to repair in the long-run.
What is a Stucco Patch?
A stucco patch is a way to repair holes in a stucco exterior. Whether the hole occurs from unwanted damage or an intentional upgrade to your property, the hole does require a patch.
A stucco patch is the rebuilding of the existing stucco system. Depending on the size and level of damage, the stucco patch might include multiple layers.
The Process for Stucco Patch Repair
The first step for professional stucco patch repair is an estimate to determine the level of damage and the amount of work required to patch the hole. Even small holes require a patch to avoid water penetration, which leads to more expensive repairs down the road.
Once we begin work, we start by removing any loose stucco to create a clean surface to add the patch. We inspect to determine the level of damage under the exterior layer. Our goal is always to ensure moisture protection after the repair.
Depending on the level of damage, patch repairs may include any of the following: