The Difference Between Visual and Moisture Assessment Stucco Inspections

By |September 14th, 2021|

Choosing the right materials is a crucial step when building or renovating a home. If you want to skip siding or brick, a great alternative is stucco. What is Stucco? Stucco is a construction material that's made from aggregates, binders, and water. When applied wet, it gradually hardens to a solid, dense surface. Since you can smoothen and provide a continuous surface, it is often used as a decorative coating for walls, ceilings, and even artistic or sculptural pieces. Sadly, some stucco can bring forth a few problems, especially without proper application of the plaster. With that, some issues could [...]

3 Common Reasons Why Stucco Fail

By |September 7th, 2021|

When it comes to making an excellent first impression of the exterior of your home, you can’t do without stucco! The mixture of cement, sand, lime, and water provides a crisp and clean base that could be painted in any color, producing the look you want to achieve. While it’s true that stucco is an ideal finish for modern homes, it can do more than just create a seamless look for a house’s exterior. The Best Thing About Stucco What some are unaware of is that there are countless benefits to investing in stucco for your home. Yes, stucco can [...]

How to Effectively Plan for an Exterior Home Remodel

By |August 31st, 2021|

Your home’s exterior is often people’s first impression of your home. And so, you’d want to leave a good impression by fixing it up with some remodeling. However, before you start your exterior home remodeling project, there are some things you need to know. An exterior home remodeling project isn’t just something you start all of a sudden. It takes careful planning to ensure the home remodel runs smoothly. And you must do a few things before you can begin.  Set a Budget One of the first things you must do for any construction project is to set a budget. [...]

Is Patching Stucco Safe

By |August 24th, 2021|

The exterior elements of your home need careful attention the same way you would give for your interior design, so for the best of both worlds that offer durability and longevity for an affordable cost, stucco rises on top as one of the most versatile choices for your abode’s exterior.  Stucco is a cement-based siding, which means it can cater to different textures to create a unique curb appeal. But just like many materials, the harsh, outdoor weather conditions can take a toll on your stucco siding and cause it to crack. While it seems like a problem with a [...]

Why Your Yard Could Use a Retaining Wall

By |August 17th, 2021|

When it comes to the inclusions of your property landscape, so much comes to mind. Most homeowners search for the benefits of safety and security, while others want to gain the advantages of improved appearance. However, there are options that check both boxes. A retaining wall is used as a support for any land and soil that your property holds. Steeper properties are more even as retaining walls are designed to naturally hold the land together. The structure can be a huge help to the yard area of your home. Here are a couple of reasons that look into why [...]

How to Know If It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

By |August 10th, 2021|

Broken windows can increase energy bills, make your house vulnerable to burglary, and put you and your family at risk during a storm. For this reason, it’s important to be proactive in replacing damaged windows. To determine if now is the right time to seek window replacement, here are some tell-tale signs of window failure you have to look out for: High Utility Bills As mentioned above, damaged windows can lead to high utility bills. This is because windows reaching the end of their functional life are filled with tiny cracks that may not be visible to the naked eye. [...]

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