Disaster Recovery: Planning Damage Repair With Insurance

At a time when homes have become more vulnerable to natural disasters such as fires, floods, storms, and hurricanes, it is perhaps one of the best pieces of advice to insure your home against such contingencies. Relying on insurance minimizes the loss that so many...

Disaster Recovery: What To Do With Asbestos

For a house built before 1990, there is a high probability that it contains asbestos fibro sheeting, which is quite difficult to determine. Oftentimes, it is not visible whether the fibro sheeting has asbestos or doesn’t. The best thing to do in such a situation is to...

What is Synthetic Stucco?

After the 1950’s, stucco remained popular as an exterior, but people wanted a cheaper alternative to this. Synthetic stucco was then created, which is made of cement panels or foam insulation board secured to the walls. While this synthetic alternative looks genuine,...

Stucco as Decoration

While stucco sidings gained popularity in America only during the twentieth century, it has been used in architecture for far long before this, even going back to the ancient era. The ancient Romans and Greeks constructed wall frescoes by putting their art on surfaces...

Stucco Wall and its Uses

Stucco is not, strictly speaking, a building material. However, it is not just a thin veneer, either. It is the finish applied to the wall. Therefore, a stucco wall is not entirely made of stucco. It has a base which is then covered in layers of stucco.   The...

Transform Your Boring Stucco Home into a Glamorous Estate

While stucco has many advantages which makes it so popular with homeowners and designers, it can look a bit dull and boring if you don’t work with it creatively. You can easily fix this by adding other elements into the mix. Instead of an old, uninspired home, make a...