Thanks to its durability and aesthetic appeal, stucco is a popular exterior material here in San Diego. It’s relatively low maintenance, too.
Eventually, however, stucco cracks will inevitably appear as your home shifts and settles over time. Beyond natural settling, stucco can be worn and damaged too, like any other material, even by something as seemingly harmless as exposure to a water sprinkler. So, the big question now is: how much does it cost to repair stucco?
It depends on a variety of factors, as you might imagine. But to help give you some practical insight and examples, let’s share a few sample price points.
Low end: for minor cracks and repairs, maybe from that sprinkler damage we mentioned, the price will likely be $200 – 300.
Higher end: if you have extensive cracking, maybe with large areas where the stucco is peeling away from your home, the repairs could take multiple days and cost $1,500 – 2,500 or more.
It really all comes down to how much stucco needs to be repaired and the severity of the damage. Small cracks are quick and relatively easy to patch, while widespread damage, or a failing tex-coat that was applied 20 – 30 years ago, involves a lot of time and expertise to repair.
We wish that a seamless repair can be guaranteed, but in reality it’s very difficult to perfectly repair stucco and match it to the surrounding texture. Unless the entire area is re-stuccoed, corner to corner, there will often be faint “scars” of where the repair took place.
Our best rule of thumb is that if the crack is big enough to fit a credit card inside, it needs to be repaired. Hairline cracks can likely wait, but anything bigger should be addressed.
Repairing stucco is a complex process that requires specialized knowledge and skills. While minor touch-ups or small patch repairs may be manageable for homeowners with some DIY experience, it’s generally recommended to hire a professional for more extensive repairs.
It totally depends on the extent of the damage and the complexity of the project. Small repairs in localized areas may be completed in a few hours or a day, while more extensive repairs can take several days or even longer.
Ensure proper drainage around your home to prevent water from pooling against the stucco.
Regularly inspect and maintain sprinkler systems to prevent water exposure to the stucco.
Promptly address any signs of damage or issues to prevent them from growing into more extensive problems.
Stucco provides insulation and helps regulate temperature, improving energy efficiency. It stands to reason then that if there are significant cracks or gaps, it can compromise overall efficiency. Plus, these weak points can let in moisture and pests, causing even more extensive damage.
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