Assessment: This beautiful stucco home was the culprit of numerous hairline cracks across the majority of the home. Lime noticed cracks in the stucco coming from typical water prone areas such as bases of windows where moisture will rest, shaded portions of the home where there is more water time, and beneath poorly draining flower boxes. There were two areas on the home that had cracks too large to be addressed with paint and would need to be patched. This client had copper gutters throughout the home so Lime was diligent in masking the downspouts and gutters to prevent over-spray. After the proper attention in prep and products, this homeowner was extremely happy with the outcome.
Advise: To address the hairline cracks in the stucco that covered the house; Lime pre-primed the entirety of the stucco with a primer. The product used has a thickness that settles in hairline cracks and bridges the areas for a a good durable and aesthetic seal. Lime then advised the client to use Duration exterior paint in a satin finish to ensure a water resistant barrier on the home and a minor sheen that would make water bead off the substrate rather than being absorbed. For the larger cracks, Limes talented stucco applicators applied a skim coat of stucco over the entirety of 3 sections to not only fill the cracks but also create a newly smooth surface that would no longer be noticeable.