Stucco is one component of the building exterior. It functions, as part of a system that includes windows, deck membranes, flashings, sealants, roofs and eaves.  All of these components perform an important role within the building envelope to avoid moisture penetration to the interior of the building.

If one component has failed, it is not possible for another component to remedy the situation. It is important to understand that all components must be maintained in order for the building’s exterior envelope to work.

Stucco should be inspected annually for holes, significant cracks, or separations. If stucco repairs are needed, it is important to have the repairs completed in a timely fashion.

Building maintenance is an endless task and requires annual inspections.