If you are a family who values aesthetics, then a stucco finish can be a sophisticated preference when it comes to decorating your home inside and out. Stucco is a type of siding that a lot of businesses and homeowners use to improve the appearance of exterior walls of a building or house. In Florida, there are several homes getting the services of CDP Stucco, a stucco contractor, just to properly install this type of siding.

However one of the problems surrounding stucco is water damage. This is a prevailing issue especially nowadays as hurricane season is fast approaching. One great thing about stucco is that it will last for 50 years or more. Unfortunately the frequent occurrence of hurricanes does cause some problems like water damage, mold, and staining. These can easily be avoided by doing the following:


Most of the problems that are associated with stucco damage typically involve having your flashing installed incorrectly. The purpose of the flashing is supposed to keep the water out of the joints in a house and can be found in windows and roofs. Incorrect flashing installation can give way to moisture seepage, damage, cracks, and molds.


One of the good news is that stucco does not usually require frequent painting in order to maintain its appearance and color. Whether it is to strengthen the stucco in your home or just to change its color, the right material to use is masonry paint or silicate mineral paints. Masonry paint is not only a coating for your stucco on the surface, but it actually penetrates through it. If you use standard paints then you are not letting the stucco “breath”. As a result, if moisture does happen to get in the stucco during hurricane season, it gets trapped there.


Doing the repairs yourself can be an empowering experience for homeowners but that isn’t always the case when it comes to stucco. However, in case of repairing stuccos, and preparing it just in time for the hurricane season, you have to give this project off to the hands of professionals. Stucco installation is already expensive in itself and the wrong installation can result in more expensive repercussions.

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