ASSESSMENT: Chris called us from a flyer we left with specific notes on his door. He was impressed that Lime saw the same problems he did and many others he wasn’t aware of. His main concern was the large stucco fence surrounding his entire property. It was sun-faded, had some minor, medium, and major cracks throughout the entire property. Moisture was getting in and multiple nails and holes were causing substrate damage, and he may need to replace it entirely. Upon our initial walk through, we showed Chris the same issues were happening on his large stucco home as well. We pointed out about 160 spots total and labeled them small/medium/large and recommended treating both the fence and the home as the seams and joints were largely separating. The vines were excessively overgrown and growing up into the stucco and embedding into the wood window frames and soffits. Vines can be a beautiful aesthetic feature yet carry a huge amount of moisture and mildew that accelerates failure in all types of substrates. So Lime suggested a removal plan that would ensure integrity yet a small compromise to allow the beautiful vines on specific areas.
ADVISING: First we identified all 160 areas that needed to be treated with bright blue spray paint. Our purpose was two-fold. One to show Chris the severity of the need and two to show the crew exactly areas we were fixing.. Victors crew power washed, scraped, and used a creative combination of SW Shermax Elastomeric Caulking, SW Prime RX Peel Bond Primer on the smaller cracks and actual Stucco Patches on the medium and large major cracks, joints, and seams. We treated both the large fence and the large stucco home. The vines around all of the wood windows, the soffits, and on some portions of the stucco were removed. We cleaned and caulked all the wood seams where it meets the stucco substrate. We compromised for beauty and left some of the vines in the front around the large tower and some above the front middle area. After everything was completed, audited by Ernesto, and integrity was restored, we finished with a final thick top coat of SW Duration Satin which is .7 mlm vs .4 mlm and is almost twice as thick is an average paint…perfect for restoring a beautiful home and looks great and lasts an average of 10 yrs.