Why Are There Blisters In My Stucco?

by Bill Caros September 25th, 2018 in Stucco Repairs
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Buying a home that has been surfaced with stucco means that you have one of the most beautiful houses on the block. There’s something elegant about the design and style, the patterns made in the stucco, and the amazing colours that make the building stand out from the rest.

Unfortunately, there may be occasions when your stucco doesn’t look as perfect as it should. One common problem that many home owners complain about is when their stucco has started to blister. When this happens, the stucco appears to have bubbles within and this ruins the amazing texture created when it was first applied.

When home owners come into Choice Stucco to find out what has happened, we can normally narrow it down to a few common occurrences.

Basically, most stucco blisters or stucco bubbles are caused by too much moisture in the surface. But what causes moisture to get into the waterproof stucco surface?

One way is after the structure has settled and cracks have formed in the stucco. Stucco cracks are common in new buildings and need to be taken care of as soon as they’ve been spotted. Water gets under the stucco and causes blistering to occur. An experienced contractor can repair these cracks while allowing for the structure to continue settling, preventing them from re-occurring.

Another common cause of stucco blisters is when there is too much surface moisture on the stucco. Two common ways this happens is either when the gutter system isn’t effective enough to keep the moisture off the walls or when the sprinkler systems aren’t aimed properly and end up showering the base of the walls instead of the plants.

No matter what the cause, Choice Stucco can handle any stucco repairs you may need. Our years of experience and well-trained staff can assess any problem and come up with an effective and affordable solution. If you’ve noticed cracks, blisters, or bubbles, contact us today.

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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