Our stucco remediation team and masonry contractors in Red Deer, Alberta, are sometimes asked if stucco cracks are serious and what can be done about them. While it surprises many of our clients, some of the leading factors are often due to seasonal and weather changes, and also poor-quality workmanship/materials. Many times, during the drying period there can be shrinkage, which causes stress to the materials.
To help you understand a little bit more about this issue and how serious it can be, our team at Do-All Stucco & Stone delve a little deeper into this topic.
While not as serious as a deep crack, a hairline crack has the potential to let water and moisture seep into your wall system. The big issue when this occurs is that once moisture enters a wall it causes additional damage (often irreversible) to your property such as rotting wood, paint failure, foul smells, damage to drywall, and mold growth.
While you should always call in a professional stucco remediation and repair team in Red Deer, for cracks under 1/16 inches, if you feel confident you can try a quick DIY repair. All you need to do is use some caulk and brush it on (while it is wet) and proceed to let the vicinity dry.
If you see large stucco cracks (larger than the aforementioned measurements) this could possibly signify a structural problem or issue. Some places where this may occur is at a junction of walls, corners of door frames or windows, and masonry work. Due to large cracks being deep, the potential for water damage is much higher since moisture can penetrate the construction.
In the event you notice large cracks and cracks where the edges are not parallel, this could possibly indicate unusual structural adjustments occurring to your home or property. Unlike minor stucco cracks, it is of the utmost importance to fully examine large cracks, before being able to correct and repair them properly. Always reach out to a stucco remediation company like Do-All Stucco & Stone when dealing with large stucco cracks.
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