The team at Edward's Enterprises patches stucco in Santa Barbara & more including:
Small stucco repairs
Minor stucco patches
Cracks in stucco repaired
Loose stucco scraped & fixed
Electrical panel stucco patched
Window installs stucco patched
Door installations stucco fixed
Coating & recoating patio covers
Paper, mesh & stucco repaired
Minor stucco touch-ups
Stucco trim installed
Stucco moulding patched
Stucco removed to access piping
Stucco cut out to reach electrical
Vehicle damaged stucco fixed
Missing, flaking, falling stucco replaced
Durable, attractive, & weather-resistant, stucco works to keep a home looking great year after year, especially in our Southern California climate. Resistant to termites, without the concern of peeling paint from wood or cementious siding, & coming in several finish options it is a very versatile building material & popular with tract home builders as well as custom homes & additions. Even homes that are built with siding, stone, or other front facing materials often have stucco on the sides & rear for durability & to control cost. Stucco can also be colored to one's desire.
After having difficulty finding small stucco repair & patch companies for several projects we were doing, we realized we needed to develop that skill internally & offer that service to the broader community. We now do stucco patching for sprinkler damaged stucco, vehicle damaged garage stucco, stucco replacement around windows & doors, & stucco installation around new electrical panels for upgrades & solar installations. Offering an hourly service we can help homeowners & other contractors with their stucco repair needs without the hassle of finding a company that specializes in whole homes (most of our stucco repairs are under $500.00)
If you see cracks, chips, flaking, chipping stucco on your home or office, or someone got a little sideways parking their 1963 black on black suicide door Lincoln Continental Convertible & scraped the stucco off of the side of the garage door, give us a call today & we can setup an appointment for you. If you need your whole home re-stuccoed, call us anyways & we can refer you to another contractor that can help you with that too!
Find out how we can help with your next stucco fix. Contact our office to go over your next planned stucco repair project!
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The most common type of damage for stucco is water. Water is the when it comes to stucco. Most deterioration & infrastructure damage is caused by water infiltration. Most often the damage occurs through the roof, around chimneys, windows, door openings & excessive ground water. Water infiltration will cause wood lath to rot & metal lath & nails to rust, which will eventually lead to the stucco losing its bond & pulling away from its substrate. One way to reduce the risk of water damage is to try & keep excess water away from the stucco. This can be done by redirecting water run off, improving drainage & fixing any repairs.
It is important that a home owner inspect their home & stucco regularly. They should look around to ensure that water has not entered the walls & that no mold or bugs are present. Regular inspections will help to maintain the home & that way no surprises sneak up on you.
Types of Stucco Textures
Cat Face Textures, for one, are those that are also called, by some in the industry, “inclusions”. They're generally smooth, but they can also hold some rough spots. Trowel Textures (Lace & Skip, as they're mostly called) are highly common as well. In fact, they're the first kind people usually think of when thinking of Stucco. They're great for so many things, at once, like hiding imperfections.
Good Choices for Stucco Finishing
In terms of finishes, Dash Finishes, for one, are terrific. Spray & splatter. Get light, medium or heavy finishing with it. Then there is also the well known Pebbledash type of finish, which is usually used to cover the surface of any wet coating, at the end of the process. Sand, or Float, finishes, work great as well, especially when you need to make some sand textures & want to show them off. You can apply this in medium or heavy applications.
The Overall Value of Getting the Right Textures & Finishes, of Stucco.
There is infinite worth that comes from getting it “just right”, here, & the overall visual appeal & “life” of your home will definitely thank you for it.
All the aforementioned texture & finish options are some of the best out there — they offer great durability & resistance, a solid lifespan of at least a few years (when applied properly & enforcing thoroughly).
You'll need a caulk gun, perhaps, these textures & finishes, tiles, rocks, sand, & a ready set of hands. Budget first. Spend anywhere from $30-$500 or more.
Are stucco patches waterproof?
Stucco is designed to be water-resistant, but it can allow water to enter inside when a crack occurs. The affected stucco can then be damaged – not waterproof.
How long does it take for stucco patch to dry?
Depending on the humidity, patch depth, & temperature, the stucco will take an average of 30 30 minutes to form the surface skin & about 2 hours to become rigid. You should wait around 24 hours before you paint (with latex paint only), & you will cure the stucco for up to 3 days to achieve perfection.