A homeowner from Doylestown, Pennsylvania was having a stucco-related home crisis. There was visible signs of moisture damage on the outside of their home, especially coming from the corners of windows. There were dark streaks all over the stucco. An expert from KLM Contractors checked out the property and confirmed that there was in fact mold beneath the stucco. It was time to get to work by preparing the home and taking off the stucco in preparation for the installation of new James Hardie Siding and a new stone as well.
Phase 1 – Preparation
Protecting your freshly landscaped and valued property is our priority. To accomplish this, we take various measures to secure your property. Some of the things we do to keep your property mess-free and clean include:
- RB4000 Buggy to manage debris while disposing of molded stucco easily and conveniently.
- Safety Construction Scaffold to secure workers, tools, and other equipment.
- Protection Covers for plants, sculptures, and surrounding grass.
Phase 2 – Removal
At this vital part of the stucco remediation process, we remove all of the mold and damaged stucco. Furthermore, we investigate with special equipment to find any additional water or hidden mold. Remaining moisture will cause the problem to return, which is something we do not tolerate or allow to happen, ever! We finalize this phase through a clean disposal of all removed mold and other rotting matter as well as yet another post-inspection to ensure that all mold and water damaged stucco has been removed.
Phase 3 – Reconstruction
In the place of everything damaged that was removed come new reconstructed replacements. All windows are removed and reinstalled with proper water barriers, Flex Flashing, window tape, and drip caps. Everything is treated with moisture damage deterrent which aids in the prevention of any future water intrusion. Furthermore, we install weather resistant barriers which shield from all sorts of weather damage. The process is finalized with the reconstruction of the outer sheathing covered by weather Barriers and sealed with seam tape. All of this results in complete weather protection and defense against water damage.
Phase 4 – Siding Installation
In the final phase, we install James Hardie Siding as well as new window trims and siding trims. Overall, the installation process must be thorough and executed accurately to restrict any cracks, breaks, and such. A faulty installation can lead to the possibility of water intrusion or infestation and therefore should be solely done by a professional.
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