Construction Defect Repair

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Stucco exterior surfaces can be compromised by a variety of construction defects, including water intrusion, cracking, efflorescence, staining, and delamination. These defects can be caused by improper installation, inadequate surface preparation, structural issues, weather conditions, and other factors.

Water intrusion can cause the most damage, as it can lead to substrate damage, cracks, and delamination. For example, a key part of stucco installation is the weep screed. The purpose of the weep screed is to direct any moisture absorbed by the stucco away from the baseline of the siding. If this was improperly constructed, your stucco may crack, crumble, or separate from the substrate due to water damage.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, give Sunny Coast Stucco a call and let us evaluate the issue with your stucco and see what can be done.  

Common Defects

Stucco is a popular exterior finish for many homes and buildings. However, there are various types of construction defects that can compromise the integrity of stucco exterior surfaces or stucco installation.

Some of the most common defects that affect stucco are:

Water Damage

One of the most common issues with stucco is water intrusion. Water can seep into the stucco and cause damage to the substrate, which can result in cracks and delamination. This problem is usually caused by inadequate installation practices, such as improper flashing or sealant around windows and doors.

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Stucco can crack due to a variety of reasons. For instance, if the stucco is not applied correctly, it can lead to shrinkage cracks. Cracks can also develop due to structural issues, such as settling or shifting of the building. Additionally, stucco can crack due to weather conditions, such as freeze-thaw cycles or high winds.


Efflorescence is a white, powdery substance that appears on the surface of stucco. This problem is caused by the presence of soluble salts in the substrate or the stucco mix. When moisture penetrates the stucco, it dissolves the salts and brings them to the surface, where they dry out and form efflorescence.

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Stucco can become stained due to a variety of factors, such as algae or mold growth, exposure to pollutants, or improper cleaning methods. These stains can be difficult to remove and can compromise the appearance of the stucco.


Delamination occurs when the stucco separates from the substrate. This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as inadequate surface preparation, poor bonding, or excessive moisture in the substrate.

Repairing Construction Defects

Stucco can be a beautiful and durable exterior finish, but it is not without its issues. Improper installation at the time of construction can result in problems that compromise the look and integrity of your stucco exterior. It is important to address problems promptly to avoid further damage.


Sunny Coast Stucco can make certain repairs. Our skilled team of professionals can assess the extent of the damage and recommend the appropriate repair solution. We use the proper techniques and materials to ensure a long-lasting and durable repair.


If necessary, we can also do a full renovation, replacing and reinstalling your stucco exterior properly. 

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