Stucco Repair and Installation
For decades, stucco has been the go-to construction material in southern California. You may have grown up with it but do you really know what it is? Stucco is known as plaster in most parts of the world. It is comprised of aggregates, binder and liquid – usually cement, sand lime and water. Stucco is one of the most durable wall surfaces on the market. By watching a few instructional videos, the average layperson could stucco a home in about 30 days. But why take yourself through all that drama when Long Beach Drywall Pros can get it done in less than a week?
Types of Stucco
To help you make the best decisions for your project, allow us to go over the different types of stucco available. We can install stucco in 1 or 3 coats. The amount of coats we use is dependent upon the substrate. For a more durable and long-lasting outcome, multiple coats is highly recommended. EIFS is the latest building trend to impact our industry. It is an acronym that stands for exterior insulation and finish systems. EIFS is comprised of an acrylic polymer coat of Styrofoam. It is sprayed onto a base consists of fiberglass mesh and foam board insulation. Due to its composition, it will never cracks and provides extra insulation.
There is a stucco style to suit every personality. For every architectural theme there is a stucco style to complement it. Customers can choose from dash and sand styles. Each of these models comes in fine, medium or heavy textures. You don’t see pebble dash in Long Beach often. This style is more popular in Europe but would be an amazing feature in this area because of our proximity to the ocean. After the final coat of plaster is applied, small pebbles, crushed glass, flint chips, gravel and seashells are cast on top. Smooth, lace, worm, cat face, combed, briar and trowel sweep is also available.
Stucco wouldn’t be so popular if it didn’t have a plethora of positive attributes. Stucco is more popular in the southwestern states due to its ability to maintain a steady temperature. It offers great insulation from the hot days and cool nights. Stucco absorbs sound for peaceful living and working. We offer a 50-year warranty on our stucco work. Unlike wood surfaces, it requires very little maintenance. The product specialist can work with the architect, project manager or homeowner to create a custom color. We can also blend conventional exterior paints with stucco. There are literally thousands of hues to choose from.
Pueblo, mission and Spanish style buildings are commonplace in Long Beach. Stucco is well suited for these architectural styles. Contemporary buildings look great encased in stucco too. This hand troweled application adds depth and character to most structures. The architecture of Mediterranean homes and businesses are showcased with trowel sweep style stucco. If you’d like to highlight architectural details, we can apply a two-tone color process. Imagine terra cotta offset by azul. Due to its multi-layered application process, stucco repairs and installations require 3 to 5 days to dry. Contact us today to explore the possibilities.