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How to repair stucco

Properly installed stucco can last 40-50+ years under normal conditions. This long life can be shortened dramatically by certain influences such as moisture intrusion.

Fixing stucco portions of a home that are damaged

You can fix portions of stucco damage. Knowing how to repair stucco is an art-form. Stucco repairs require a full understanding of how stucco reacts under certain conditions.

Whether it’s a window patch, a stucco crack, or a serious stucco failure, Apptek San Diego stucco contractors have the experience and know how to make the repairs professionally and as economically as possible. Additionally, we have many years of experience and knowledge of how to match existing textures and colors.

Stucco repairs that have been incorrectly carried out can cause additional serious problems going forward. Stucco cracks that permit the passage of water almost always lead to stucco failure. Also if the repairs do not properly address the prevention of water intrusion into the repaired system, stucco failure is again inevitable.

Fixing Stucco Cracks on Smooth Finish

If unacceptable cracking has taken place on a smooth finish, it can be repaired. However, “spot” repairs cannot be done. When repairs are done to smooth stucco, the final step always involves the recoating of the entire wall panel, corner to corner. This can be expensive if you have large wall panels – the larger the panel, the more difficult the repair.

The optimum method to repair cracks in smooth finish is to use the fiberglass mesh / acrylic base coat method of repair. This should prevent cracks from reappearing, and should minimize future cracking in the area.

Contact Apptek San Diego stucco contractor to find out what they can do to repair your stucco.