The Stucco Repair Process
When you hire our team of exterior stucco experts for your repair project, we’ll work quickly and efficiently to repair the affected area. Keep in mind that we recommend performing a corner-to-corner repair, at a minimum, as the newly repaired area will not match the existing stucco’s color and texture.
During the stucco repair process, we’ll
- Remove the loose stucco, being careful not to damage the wood lath underneath it
- Trim builder’s paper to fit where the old stucco meets the wood lath and fasten the paper in place
- Add metal lath over the paper, securing it in place
- Mix and apply the new stucco, scoring its surface to improve the bond for the second coat
- Apply the finishing coat
- Paint the new stucco area after allowing it to cure
When Repairs Are Not Enough
Unfortunately, stucco repairs are only a temporary fix. In most cases, we recommend that homeowners instead opt for stucco remediation, which involves completely removing the stucco from your home.
After we do this, we’ll assess the damage and install a Water Resistive Barrier system to protect your home against future damage. If you opt to replace your stucco with a siding material that’s better suited to our wet environment, we recommend a durable option like James Hardie siding.
Why Choose MHX Designs?
You don’t want to trust just any contractor to take on your siding repair or replacement project. Instead, trust a local expert like our team at MHX Designs. We specialize in stucco remediation, so we know exactly what issues to look for and how to fix them so your home is protected against the elements.
Schedule Your Stucco Repair Project
If your stucco exterior is showing signs of wear and tear, don’t wait until the issues get worse before taking care of them. We’d be happy to come out to inspect the state of your stucco, making professional recommendations about whether repairs, remediation, or a full replacement is the best course of action.
To get your project scheduled, please call us at 215-792-3681 or contact us online.
Stucco Repair FAQs
How much will it cost to repair my stucco?
While it depends on the state of your siding, most stucco repairs range in price between $8 and $50 per square foot. Once we inspect your stucco, we’ll be able to give you a more accurate pricing estimate.
How long does stucco generally last?
In a wet climate like ours, stucco generally lasts around 20 years. If your stucco is nearing the end of its life expectancy, it might be better to replace it instead of trying to repair it as a quick fix.