In addition to roofing problems, another common cause of water infiltration is worn or damaged masonry walls adjacent to the roof. The longevity of the mortar joints will vary with the exposure conditions and the mortar materials used. Persistent damage comes from environmental stressors, changing temperatures and building settlement. If not repaired, damaged mortar joints become a waterproofing problem and eventually cause structural damage. Tuck-pointing is an effective method of ensuring structural integrity and decreasing water entry into your building envelope.
When stucco was originally introduced it was in a cement based form. It is mixed much like cement with Portland cement, sand, and water. This type of stucco is very durable and can hold up to pretty harsh environments. While it is porous, this type of stucco dries quickly without any water damage.
EIFS wasn’t introduced until the 1950’s and is a synthetic type of stucco. While it is often confused with the original cement based stucco, EIFS is not cement based at all. This consists mainly of a foam insulated board covered with a special finish that resembles stucco. Depending on your location, either one of these types of stucco finished could be the perfect exterior for your home. Roof4Roof is also able to complete most masonry /concrete related projects, including sidewalks, patios, driveways, steps, retaining walls, etc.
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