Repair Stress Cracks on smooth stucco walls, stucco Goat.
In this video, I explain the step-by-step preparation and the techniques I used to repair this stress crack on this smooth stucco finish.
I used an acrylic stucco smooth finished called La HaBras Image acrylic. This product is only designed or engineered to be applied at most an eighth of an inch; thus, it took multiple coats, but I was there all day anyway, working on other things.
It’s where the concrete foundation meets the wood frame home. There are many ways to repair this wall, including removing all the stucco and starting from scratch, which I explained to the owners. However, I was at this residence and happened to have this material on hand,
so I offered to repair this crack at no cost using the described method. Which would you prefer if you were the homeowner (tear the whole wall apart and start from scratch at a price) or the free fix? Things that make you go hmmm.
The best way would have been to install a vertical expansion joint at the exact area where the concrete met the wood when this stucco was initially installed. Still, as usual, key insights are not always known until later, such as life, on some things in the construction trades.
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