Stucco Damage warning signs
Staining - Damaged stucco experiences a staining cycle every time it rains. First, contaminants from the rainwater become absorbed into untreated stucco. The rain also washes even more contaminants down from the roof and windows, which further exacerbate the staining process. This cycle repeats every time it rains resulting in ugly deposits and eventual deterioration to your property.
Mold - The majority of stucco problems are related to excess water and moisture. And with excess water and moisture comes the danger of mold. Water trapped behind the stucco provides a fertile breeding ground for it. This can not only affect the health of your home, but your family as well. In order to combat it, the source must be discovered and the affected area must be removed and replaced. Then, a superior water management system must be installed.
Gaps around windows and doors - This is one of the most common areas associated with faulty building practices, and usually is overlooked during the construction of the property. This could either be the fault of the window installer or the stucco contractor. In many cases, these gaps are found to be the source of most stucco damage.