After arriving home earlier one day, a Jamison, PA homeowner noticed dark streams underneath the windows of his stucco home. Upon further investigation, it became clear that multiple parts of the house had dark visible spots on the stucco. After seeing a post about stucco mold on our Instagram page, this homeowner decided to get in touch for a free consultation. One of our KLM Contractors stucco remediation and mold experts came to check out the stucco. Instead of cracked stucco, the homeowner was dealing with a mold and rotting problem. After explaining the status of the stucco and the effects of mold, the homeowner decided to go with our stucco remediation service. Without further adieu, we got right to work in hopes of eliminating all of the mold before it spreads even more.
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, HardieWrap 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 HardieWrap 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 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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