Ohio State Stucco Company
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What to Expect

Wondering what to expect when you get stucco repair in Columbus Ohio? As applying Stucco can be a confusing and often daunting process, we have created this link to better prepare our customer for what they are about to experience during our generic full lath and restucco applications.

First and foremost, you should bear in mind that we have performed COUNTLESS installations and that above ALL we know EXACTLY what we are doing when applying stucco. Our reputation is of PARAMOUNT importance to us, so rest assured that you are in the very best of hands.

However, due to the complexity, inconvenience and overall mess associated with any stucco or full lath stucco application, no matter how straight forward; we feel education and forewarning helps our clients to understand, and moreover deal with the process during the short period required for successfully applying stucco.

This link is broken down into two areas, Restucco and Full Lath. Both have different nuances that need to be explained and should be understood in full before work commences.

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FOR BASIC RESTUCCO PROJUECTS (GUIDELINE PURPOSES ONLY)

A traditional restucco application is a multi-phase process which consists of surface preparation (such as powerwashing or repair, if applicable), a basic skim coat application, whcih in this case may either be a "skim coat" brown coat to " plumb" out the surface or an acrylic modified base coat such as "Fomatek™". Either product should be introduced to create an ideal (perfectly level) substrate for the new color coat application and finish.

PHASE ONE: SCAFFOLD INSTALLATION

Depending on the size of the project at hand, our license scaffold installers will generally need one to two days to install the required scaffold staging to complete our application.

PHASE TWO: PREPARATION

Preparation entails "masking" windows, doors, fences, walkways, and driveways in anticipation of either powerwashing or repair. Repair is of course, the addressing of damaged areas in order to maintain the integrity of the application, and all repair should ideally take place prior to powerwashing to prevent the high pressure of water from breaching any "exposed" framing prior to applying stucco.

PHASE THREE: POWERWASHING

Powerwashing is a messy business. PERIOD! Hu-pressure water "blasting" against the walls of your home and obviously ending up EVERYWHERE else in the process. Your neighbors will generally hate you, and there will be complaints from at least one of them. We find that speaking to your neighbors at least a few days before, giving them a simple "head's up, " does in part help to soften the blow a LITTLE. It is recommended to move cars, close windows, and basically re-arrange anything within a 25-foot radius of the powerwash area. Prepare yourself. It is not a please process – but critical nonetheless.

PHASE FOUR: SKIM COAT APPLICATION

Depending on the age and quality of the previous stucco base-coat application, powerwashing will have a wide and varied effect. Some homes survive powerwashing with the base coat barely scratched, whilst some, with older or poorly mixed and/or applied base coats suffer a much greater negative reaction in the form of a new, largely uneven substrate. This must be remedied prior to final color-coat and is achieved by the application of a new, fiber-reinforced brown skim coat or an acrylic modified base coat such as Omega's FoamTek. Ohio State Stucco Company recommends a full "skim" coat application over the entire property; this GUARANTEES a plumb, uniform substrate which is the most crucial component to any first rate stucco finish.

PHASE FIVE: CURING PERIOD

A sufficient curing period consists of only 2 days for a Foamtek application, and 7 days for a full brown coat application.

PHASE SIX: FINISH & CLEAN-UP

Depending on the size of the project at hand; our crew will spend at least half a day for a full comprehensive clean-up effort after applying stucco.


FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION / FULL LATH STUCCO PROJECTS (GUIDELINE PURPOSES ONLY)

PHASE ONE: SCAFFOLD INSTALLATION

Depending on the size of the project at hand, our license scaffold installers will generally need one to two days to install the required scaffold staging to complete our application.

PHASE TWO: LATH INSTALLATION

After a thorough job-walk has been completed, our Lath crew will commence the crucial lath installation. Our installation begins with premium weep screed, followed by a two-ply "Grade D" waterproof barrier and finish with the "first in class" Structalath, by Structawire.

PHASE THREE: SCRATCH COAT APPLICATION

Our basic scratch coat application, consisting of type S-plastic cement is tooled to perfection. Most importantly, it is our policy to ensure that no lath or paper is left exposed "post-application".

PHASE FOUR: CURING PERIOD

A sufficient curing period for a standard scratch application is 48-hours.

PHASE FIVE: BROWN COAT APPLICATION

When applying stucco at the brown level, we use a combination of both plastic AND cement in a 50 / 50 ratio. We then add 2" chopped glass fiber strands to the mix for added re-enforcement. Our brown coat is then "darbie" to perfection in anticipation of the finish coat.

PHASE SIX: CURING PERIOD

A sufficient curing period for a standard brown application is 7-10 days.

PHASE SEVEN: COLOR COAT APPLICATION

The most important phase of all - the finish. The existing brown coat is dusted with a fine mist of clean water, prior to our final color coat application. Depending on the required texture will dictate our EXACT approach to the crucial finish coat application.

PHASE EIGHT: FINISH & CLEAN-UP

Depending on the size of the project at hand; our crew will spend at least half a day for a full comprehensive clean-up effort after applying stucco.

For more information on stucco repair in Columbus Ohio contact us today!