The term “stucco” is used to describe a type of exterior plaster applied as a two- or three-part coating directly onto masonry, or applied over wood or metal lath to a log or wood frame structure. Stucco is a material made of an aggregate, a binder, and water. Stucco is applied wet and hardens to a very dense solid. Stucco is valued as a siding material for its attractiveness and durability and is a relatively low-maintenance (not maintenance free) exterior finish.

Issues homeowners commonly have with stucco

Common issues that occur with a home that has had stucco applied usually develop after years of being exposed to the elements. Sometimes these issues can happen if applied incorrectly but are often related to age. These include water damage & cracks that can lead to structural issues. Homes built in the last few decades often have severe water damage as a result of poor detailing by the installers.