Stucco Crack Repair Virginia Beach

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Stucco Crack Repair Virginia Beach

When properly installed, stucco (a cement- or lime-based plaster) is about as carefree and long-lived a cladding as anyone could wish—100 years is not uncommon. But when big cracks or blisters appear, the time to make repairs is right away, before the damage grows.

Step 1
Widen the crack to a minimum of 1/4 inch using a chisel and hammer (the edges of the crack should be vertical or beveled in an inverted “V”).

Step 2
Breakaway any deteriorating concrete and remove loose material with a brush.

Premixed Stucco Repair
(use for cracks less than ½ inch wide)

  • Step 3
    Embed 4.5 mil fiberglass mesh into polymer-based basecoat with a margin trowel to match the width of the crack.
  • Step 4
    Apply appropriate texture

Pre-Mixed Stucco Patch 
(use for  small, non-structural aesthetic repairs)

  • Step 3
    Stir the pre-mixed stucco using a margin trowel.
  • Step 4
    Spread and texture the concrete patch to match the surrounding stucco – wet the trowel to achieve a smooth finish.
    NOTE: for patches or cracks over 1/4 inch thick pre-mixed stucco patch should be applied in multiple layers, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next.