A Furlong resident got in touch with us because they had recently invested in a stucco inspection which resulted in the discovery of mold underneath the stucco. The homeowner decided to work with us on eliminating the mold and reconstructing all the damage underneath the stucco. Having been remediating stucco homes in the area for quite some time, we knew what sort of damage to expect. HardiePlank Lap Siding by James Hardie would replace what previously was stucco. James Hardie siding is weather proof, fire resistant, and extremely shielded from mold and moisture. It was a pleasure dealing with this Furlong, PA resident and we are extremely thankful for her business and the chance to get creative with her beautiful home.
Phase 1 – Preparation
To ensure that no damage will be done to your freshly landscaped and valued property, 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. None of the rotting or molded matter may remain because it can cause the return of the problem going forward. 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, 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 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 HardiePlank 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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