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Stucco Sealing, Kansas City MO

Stucco that is left unsealed may be a future problem. In many cases, sealing is not required. It is often misconceived that once finishing is done; a sealing component may not be needed anymore. Some thought that it is completely unnecessary, and others thought that it is just an added cost to the whole masonry process. However, while not required, stucco sealing is very important as it gives extra protection to your wall from dirt, dust, water, heat, and moisture. With the sealant present, the lifespan of the stucco hardcoat or EIFS substantially increases and improves. If sealing is done properly, the wall could last up to a decade without any major repairs needed. 

Stucco sealing improves the durability of the wall. It effectively keeps moisture out. Most stucco companies would not even dare to seal your wall to intentionally keep your wall vulnerable and open for repairs. A non-sealed hardcoat stucco or EIFS stucco is prone to crumble and cracks. Thus, frequent repairs and resealing may be required. A rule of thumb in stucco repair and installation that in any masonry, sealing is important to preserve the surface from external elements.

Why caring for your walls is important?

One of the most undermined parts of our houses is the walls. While it may be one of the biggest parts of your house, it is also the most damaged. Think of it this way – the walls of your house are like human skin. It is the largest organ of the human body and it also receives the most constant pressure from various external elements. Taking care of it is imperative to shield your body from diseases. Stucco walls are no different because it is very complex yet remains vulnerable. Most experts would say that your stucco walls will need caring more than a once-a-year dusting. Keeping your wall healthy means keeping half of your home healthy already! 

Why is it Important to Seal your Stucco?

A masonry job, no matter how good the mason is, has a flaw. This is most especially true for manual jobs or those that used minimal machinery that automates the construction process. As a result, the output may have a few pores or air openings which may cause water intrusion. Many people do not know this and most of the time, pores are invisible to the naked eye. However, despite the pores being small in size, fine moistures can still get in and damage the wall or your ceilings. In just a few months, you will see some cracks and softening on the walls which may be caused by water. And when this happens, it often calls for repair. Sealing your stucco is imperative to avoid moisture problems.

Sealing and Breathability

The breathability of walls means that your wall can still endure the water and moisture that it takes from external forces. At the same time, it can still keep the natural circulation of air passage and water to allow water to evaporate into the air. Sealing the wall will not disallow this but to make it more efficient so that there will no water deposits left on your walls. Waterproofing cannot do this alone. If done improperly, waterproofing can actually keep the existing water deposits or moisture trap inside the wall. Keeping the water out is important and trapping it inside defeats the purpose of sealing and keeping the walls breathable.

How Often Should Sealing be Done?

A rule of thumb is that, if done properly by a knowledgeable expert, sealing can last up to four to five years. There are instances where sealing is required even if the age of the wall is only two years. It may be rare, but these cases happen due to irregular exposure to water pressure. Depending on the external conditions and as well as the health of your stucco, sealing should be done to keep the water, moisture, and other damaging elements out of your wall. Sealing it is doing yourself a favor of keeping your indoor or even your outdoor walls or ceilings safe and durable. Always remember that a stucco left unsealed is prone to the formation of molds, cracks, and deformation. It makes the wall deteriorate faster and will eventually require a more extensive repair.

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