What is Stucco Resurfacing?

by Bill Caros May 25th, 2018 in Stucco Repairs
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Stucco repair is a commonplace occurrence for any homeowner who had decided to improve the look and value of their home by choosing a stucco finish in the past. Although stucco has long been a reliable and durable surface for building exteriors, it does require maintenance. As the weather changes in different seasons and the structure settles and moves, cracks will develop.

Repairs of small, hairline cracks are simple to do and usually not urgent. As the cracks spread and grow, more problems can develop, especially if moisture starts to leak beneath the stucco and damage the wood underneath.

One repair option, instead of just patching over the cracks, is a complete stucco resurfacing. What is stucco resurfacing? Simply put, it’s the practice of completely recoating the surface of the building, laying an entirely new layer of stucco over the old one.

While patching cracks is easier and cheaper, it is only a short term fix. New cracks will always appear and the patches are stopgaps. If your home only needs a few small repairs, it’s the perfect solution.

But if you are noticing more and more cracks, especially after our bitterly cold winter, resurfacing might be your best option. It increases the resistance to new cracks, blisters, and holes because of the new surfacing done to the building.

Stucco resurfacing is also a better choice if there is a colouration difference or concern about differences in texture. By recoating the home, Choice Stucco can ensure that everything is uniform. There are no subtle changes in colour or design and the building looks brand new.

For a truly long term solution to any stucco cracks or holes that you may be worried about, come and talk to Choice Stucco about resurfacing your home or business. Our 30 years of experience, combined with a 10 year warranty on projects using Imasco stucco, can ensure that you will have the home or building of your dreams.

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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