|Oh no! Gigantic Stucco Bubbles|
Hiring a Stucco Expert
I got several quotes for the job ranging from "this can't be fixed" to $14,000. I was not prepared to give up or pay 14K for the fixes.
Finally, we were lucky to have found a great stucco expert! His bid was reasonable and within our anticipated budget. He has over 20 years of experience and had completed numerous residential and commercial projects in the area.
Making Sure Job Will Get Done
After my recent experience of losing a deposit and lots of time and energy with a contractor who's gone from great to bad due to being over booked, I asked the stucco expert to sign a one-page agreement confirming that he'll either finish the job by Dec 1st OR return my deposit.
Stucco Face List Complete
As expected, the bubbles were really nasty. Most of stucco came off as soon as the stucco expert started removing the lose sections. Metal lathe was installed. Then, bonding agent and high strength concrete resurfacer were applied. Once everything dries up, the patches will blend in with the other parts of the wall. We will also put a nice coat of paint over the entire house in Spring. The house will look fabulous!
Not only the job got done as agreed, but also the stucco expert patched up all the cracks on all other walls around the house at no extra charge. I am very grateful for all his help and doing so much for me on this project. Our tenants will be warm and cozy.
|All Patched Up|
|Stucco Face Lift Complete|