Pests and Stucco - When to Call an Expert

by Bill Caros November 26th, 2014 in Stucco Repairs

Stucco is a strong, durable material for siding homes, but despite its impermeable appearance, sometimes pests can become a problem. Typically, pests can damage stucco walls when cracks or holes appear in the material. This type of structural damage usually happens as a result of settling and shifting, which is normal. However, if your walls crack, blister, or develop holes, you should contact experts in stucco repair in Vancouver right away to ensure that your home is protected from pests waiting to invade.

The Risks of Waiting

What happens if your stucco develops problems that are not addressed speedily? When wood framing is exposed, bugs move in. Termites, for instance, can invade through small cracks and spaces in stucco, furthering damage and creating an all-new problem. Ants are another problem pest, moving in quickly when they spot an opening. In Florida, there are even giant stucco-eating snails! Luckily, Giant African snails have not made their way to Vancouver yet. But even small animals like squirrels can climb up the stucco walls of your home, creating damage that should be addressed.

Preventative Repair

The best way to keep pests out of your home and off of your stucco is preventative repair work. If you notice any flaws in the surface of your home, contact an expert in stucco repair in Vancouver. Professional repair work should keep the surface of your home smooth and crack-free, giving you a defense against pests.

If your stucco home has many surface issues, it may be a good idea to work with a stucco repair company in Vancouver that is experienced in resurfacing. Repair work for cracks, blisters, and holes will cost money, but may save you money in the long run if it helps avoid a large pest control bill.

Bill Caros has over 30 years experience in the stucco industry. As the owner of Choice Stucco Ltd, Bill provides quality stucco application and stucco repair to all of Vancouver Lower Mainland.


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