Stucco Water Damage: Causes and Solutions

Stucco Water Damage: Causes and Solutions A house clad entirely in stucco is a thing of beauty. There’s no doubt about that. Many homeowners prefer cloaking their houses with this type of exterior because of its benefits. For one, stucco’s top-notch quality makes it last for a long time. It is also excellent in hiding Read More

Stucco Installation, Procedures and Guidelines

Image Source: Kirk Giordano Plastering Inc. | YouTube Channel Stucco Installation, Procedures and Guidelines The following document is based on the 2010 FBC, FBCR, ASTM C926, ASTM C1063, and other Application Guides regarding Stucco installation, procedures and practices. This document is not all inclusive and does not cover all the requirements for compliant installation of Read More

The Benefits of Using Stucco

The Benefits of Using Stucco Written by Albert Carrillo for Walls & Ceilings Magazine. Back in the early ’80s, I was cutting my teeth in the stucco industry. It was in Tucson, Ariz., where stucco was king; EIFS, the relative newcomer, a close second. Back then, it was the cladding du jour, the go-to for Read More

Repairing Stucco Walls

Repairing Stucco Walls Stucco as a siding material has a well-deserved reputation as a practical option. Just some of the reasons people like stucco walls are its minimal maintenance requirements, looks (many people prefer the appearance of stucco over vinyl siding because it gives a home a unique look), and great wind blocking and insulation Read More

Stucco Siding Application

© Michael Shake | Stucco siding is durable, highly resistant to weather, and easy to maintain. Stucco Siding Application Expert advice on stucco siding, including advantages and drawbacks, with helpful a diagram and photos of stucco wall construction. In This Article: Traditional Stucco Construction Thin-Coat Stucco Systems Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Cost Read More

1 Coat vs 3 Coat Stucco Process

Image Credit: 1 Coat vs 3 Coat Stucco: Understanding the Difference Stucco provides a durable, low maintenance finish that adds lots of character to a house. It can be applied with either a one coat or three coat process, but there is some confusion about the methods. For example, one coat stucco is actually Read More

The Art and Architecture of Stucco

The Art and Architecture of Stucco Stucco is a mortar mixture that is commonly used as an exterior siding application on houses. Historically it has been used as a sculpting medium for architectural ornamentation. Stucco can be made by mixing sand and lime with water and various other ingredients, most often cement. Like frosting on Read More

Coquina Stucco Repair Services Announcement

Coquina Stucco Repair Services It is finally available! Stucco HQ is proud to announce the fact that we are now offering Coquina stucco repair services to homeowners and business owners in Central Florida area. Though it is not the most popular siding exterior option we still have quite a few homes and commercial buildings that Read More

Plan Your Next Remodel

How to Plan Your Next Remodel Like a Pro (Without Going Nuts in the Process) Anyone who’s ever tried to manage a remodel can tell you that it’s a huge undertaking. Between trying to stay on time, on budget and on top of a thousand moving parts, it can feel like another full-time job. It’s Read More

How To Choose Right Caulk For Any Surface

How to Choose Right Caulk for Any Surface Image credit: Kirk Giordano Plastering Caulk is used to create a waterproof or insulating seal between building materials. Examples where caulk is used to fill a gap include: between a tub and tile, countertop and backsplash, or window and frame. Although applications may seem similar, the key Read More