Are You in Danger of Needing Stucco Repair?


StoneIf you’ve read other stucco articles on this blog, then you already know the dangers of letting stucco damage go unrepaired. The big problem is moisture – just one small crack in your stucco can lead to mold or even rot the next time it rains or even if your sprinkler system throws water onto the damaged area.

Worse yet, you may not even know what sort of damaging is happening in the wall because you can’t see it. That’s why you need to be vigilant and inspect your house regularly. If you see anything suspicious, call in an expert like TWD that specializes in stucco repair in Phoenix.

What types of things should you be looking for when doing your home inspection? Take a look…

Missing Flashings

Take a look at the joints on your roof and inspect the flashings. If they’re missing or faulty, then you’re probably getting moisture seeping in. This will damage the stucco as well as the structure if you don’t get the flashings replaced promptly.

Faulty Sealing

The next thing to do is carefully inspect the areas where you have caulking and sealing around the home. Your inspection should include windows, doors and the chimneys. If you see any missing, damaged or unusual-looking sealing that no longer adhering to the surface, get it repaired promptly so that you don’t get moisture seeping in behind the stucco.

Stucco Damage

This is obvious – if you see any problems with the stucco, then call in an expert in stucco repair in Phoenix. What you’re looking for are cracks, crumbling, discoloration, holes, or any other signs of damaged stucco.

Take note: if you plan to install a satellite dish or security system, the installation company will probably need to drill holes in your stucco. Likewise, other services such as window repair or replacement, chimney repair, roof replacement and similar activities usually require drilling into the stucco. Be sure to call the Phoenix stucco repair contractors here at TWD to repair these holes immediately, before moisture can settle in and start damaging your home.

Also, part of regular maintenance should include cleaning the stucco. If you do this yourself with a pressure washer, be sure you don’t set the pressure too high, which can damage the stucco. You’ll want to inspect the stucco after a cleaning to look for damaged areas.

If you’re uncertain as to whether you need stucco repair in Phoenix, talk to the experts at Todd Whittaker Drywall, Inc. TWD can inspect your home for stucco damage as well as make any necessary repairs. Get in touch today at, and don’t forget to ask about your free estimate.