Restoring and maintaining the beauty of your home through craftmanship of our experienced contractors.
Creating cosmetic architectural styles and deliver innovative, customer designed beauty using custom Stucco door and window molding, arches, columns, and much more!
DRSTUCCOSD can help you to transform your home into a dream you have pictured. Architectural foam provides you with a creative medium to add extra depth to your home.
Anything you can picture in your head can be replicated with the foam. From unique columns to custom window shutters, to accent foam shapes. You decide what will make your house stand out choosing the right company to Re-Stucco, and Sandblast your project is an important decision.
We have been providing with Re-Stucco and Sandblast. We specialize in custom stucco, stone designs, interior and exterior, stucco repair and maintenance.
We work with residential commercial and industrial projects. In addition to Drywit materials we also use Decco plast products.
Re-Stucco Frequently Asked Questions
If you own a stucco home you are aware of the low-maintenance, sound-insulating benefits of this beautiful exterior material. If you don't, then here are some frequently asked questions that can cover the basics about restucco. Most importantly on every page of this website is our telephone number.
We are here to answer any of your questions – none are too simple or complicated – so call us and have a conversation. Better yet, call and make an appointment and let us see your home or commercial project so we can answer your specific restucco questions intelligently.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if your question is not listed below.
Q. Why does my stucco flake off at the bottom of the walls on my house?
A. This phenomenon is normally caused from moisture being drawn from the surrounding soil. This is usually caused by the stucco coming in contact with soil and extended exposure to moisture which allows the salts and minerals contained in soil and cement based products to migrate to the surface. This can eventually deteriorate and/or cause delamination of the stucco. The most common causes are: water from Sprinklers continually soaking the wall or improper site drainage (water draining toward the wall). Moisture in the soil or water sitting at the base of the wall is traveling up the wall in a wicking action; due to a lack of Weep Screed at the bottom of stud framed stucco walls prior to early 1970's construction.
This condition is common in older buildings and for this reason, the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) determined the need for "weep screed" a separation device as a remedy in new construction. A separation of the stucco and the soil followed by repair would be the only permanent solution.
Q. What is the average cost of a complete home restucco?
A. An EIFS job done properly will cost you between $20-25 a square yard. Any less and you’re compromising the functionality of your wall. EIFS is an intricate wall system, one that you definitely don’t want to skimp on, considering it covers the most expensive and valuable investment of your life.
Note: If you’re considering a non-EIFS system, that meaning traditional 3-coat stucco over lath without the use of foam insulation, current market rate is about $15.00 per square yard. This is assuming the state of your walls are in average condition. Extra costs can come into play if repairs need to be done to damaged areas before applying the base coat.
The actual cost of your complete home restucco is determined by each situation. The price can vary by many factors including; thickness, texture, height of job, size of job, proximity to our warehouse, application and scaffolding required. For a more exact price, please contact us for a free estimate.
Q. Do I need to sandblast with my restucco?
A. If the surface is painted it may require sandblasting or blasting. While there is no building code that requires you to sand blast before the restucco process, it is a best trade practice with any restucco project.
The purpose of sandblasting is to remove any of the old layers of paint and cement that may be peeling, flaking, or blistering. Even paint that is in good shape should be removed prior to restuccoing your home. The removal of these painted surfaces allows the walls to breathe which in turn allows moisture to move in and out of the walls, as it is intended. Sand blasting also serves to roughen the surface of the walls, which provides for the best mechanical bond. Please contact us to learn more!
Q. How long does the average sandblast and restucco job take to complete?
A. From start to finish, a sandblast and restucco job is normally completed in under 2 weeks. This is due in part to the need for the stucco to cure between the application of the base coat, brown coat, and color coats, as well as the time to set up and take down equipment on the job site.
Q. Can I change the color and texture of my stucco?
A. Yes, new stucco can be applied and textured over an existing stucco finish. This is called recoating and restuccoing, and we specialize in this application
Q. What if my home is painted?
A. The existing paint is removed by sandblasting because stucco will not properly bond to a painted surface. We can then proceed to apply a Portland Cement based stucco.
Q. What's involved in a restucco of my home?
A. Your home restucco projects start with a careful evaluation of the wall surfaces to identify any areas needing repairs. Next we sandblast to clean and prepare the surface for the new stucco coat, removing about 1/8" of the surface, and make any necessary repairs. Then we apply a thin coat of stucco called a brown coat (this would be step #2 in a 3-coat stucco appliction) to level out the surface of the the walls. This leveling coat will cover any inconsistencies in the finish it's covering, and it gives the walls a smooth texture for the final color coat. The finish (color coat) is thin, and gives your home it's unique stucco texture and color.
Q. What are some of the advantages of stucco?
A. Reasonably priced, easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing, stucco has been a popular siding choice for hundreds of years. With a variety of colors and textures to choose from, stucco works well with any home's exterior. Stucco is a more durable finish and it is also more fire resistant than other types of finishes. Stucco requires less maintenance than other exterior finishes. You can expect a quieter home with a stucco exterior and a higher degree of energy efficiency due to its superior insulating qualities. Stucco provides moisture protection while also allowing your home to breathe. Finally, in long term cost analysis, a stucco home provides the highest return on investment for the owner.
Stucco siding has been used for centuries. The ancient Greeks and Romans painted wall frescoes onto fine-grained hard plaster surfaces made of gypsum, marble dust and glue. During the Renaissance, the Italians elaborated stucco techniques, which, in turn, spread throughout Europe. While stucco is not a new building material, the changes made to finishes can make it seem like something a homeowner has never seen before. A wide array of styles and colors to choose from as well as different application techniques make stucco modern, yet timeless.