When it comes to stucco damage here are two different types of exterior damage. One of them is static damage that typically occurs shortly after the stucco has been applied.  This usually happens before dynamic cracks which are more severe and pose a larger repair problem for your building.

Static cracks are in general less than 1/16th inch in width and static cracks cannot be removed without the correct repair procedure.  Contractors can use magic marker pens to accentuate the cracks in the wall so they are easier to see and they can apply the necessary repair to these marked areas.

Movement and settling of construction is a natural process of stabilization after the construction process.  This process of stabilization can take months, if not years, and this period is when the building starts showing dynamic stucco cracks in the walls.

Prevention of dynamic stucco damage is almost impossible because contractors usually cannot predict in which direction a building will move as it settles.  It largely depends on groundwater under the building and exterior factors like wind, rain, and air contamination.

How To Fix Stucco Damage

Stucco is a material that can show damage over time. To fix this damage, we must apply the right techniques and materials. One of the most popular repair options is an application of polyurethane sealant, which is both protective and resistant. With this sealant, the cracks in the wall are fixed/sealed and you can be sure that the cracks shouldn’t get any worse.

Aside from polyurethane sealant, contractors can use a pre-mixed stucco patch which is equally effective as other sealing materials. You can find this material in most stores that sell repair materials for DIY homeowners. Professionals also use them as part of their repair projects because these materials are long-lasting and durable.

Other fixing solutions like siding repair or hole injection are also popular among contractors, but these usually require special binding materials that cannot be found on every market. For a simple crack repair, it is enough to use patches or sealants that add more structure to the stucco material. With a simple implementation, your stucco wall will last for many years to come.

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