Stucco Services

Unmatched durability & design flexibility, from traditional to ultra-modern. Whats your style?

Fine Line Masonry is passionate about the creative process involved in every stucco project. Designing, redesigning and installing a stucco exterior is the opportunity to express your personal style using timeless materials, installed by our talented craftsman. What does the face of your home or business say about you? Fine Line Masonry works with you by understanding your goals and helping you achieve the look and feel that speaks to your personal style. We provide our customers various stucco wall system options, architectural trim moldings, design elements, textured finishes and an unlimited color pallet.

Our passion for creating and customizing your stucco exterior is only matched by our pride in a job done right. Every job is unique, from new construction, commercial projects, to the redesign of your current exterior. There is a specific wall system for each application. Fine Line Masonry is a certified installer of all major stucco manufactures and provides each client with a comprehensive breakdown to help them understand the installation process, functionality and how to maintain the wall system that's right for them.

Stucco Services Offered

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  • Fine Line Masonry Stucco Services
  • Fine Line Masonry Stucco Services
  • Fine Line Masonry Stucco Services
What Is Stucco?

Stucco, also called Portland Cement Plaster, is an attractive, versatile facing material that can be applied over masonry, properly prepared metal or wood framing, sheathing, or insulation board surfaces. Stucco consists of Portland Cement based materials, sand and lime, mixed with water to form a workable mortar, also called plaster. Stucco can be applied to flat or curved surfaces inside or outside any building or structure. In the strictest, technical terms, the final coat or finish is referred to as “stucco” in which the final color & texture is obtained. The final aesthetic is achieved by manipulating finish coat. Various textures colors application methods and the technique of a skilled plasterer/installer contribute to the final appearance.

The Benefits of Stucco

Stucco has great appeal as a surface finish because of its versatility, longevity, cost efficiency, and low maintenance. Stucco provides design versatility like no other exterior cladding. You are not limited by the colors and manufacturer predetermined designs. This gives you greater power over the exterior decor of your home. A stucco exterior will out last all wood and vinyl siding options. Stucco’s durability is unmatched withstanding extreme weather conditions, fire resistance and mold and mildew resistant. The thermal properties of a solid cement based exterior helps you maintain the interior temperatures, contributing to the efficiency of heating and cooling costs. While adding strength, beauty, efficiency, low maintenance to your home, stucco adds thousands of dollars in market value.

Top 3 Stucco Problems

Are you experiencing problems with your existing stucco exterior? Your not alone, a large percentage of our customers contact us with complaints that sound like this:

  1. "I’m getting water on the inside of my house around my windows"
  2. "There are cracked and bulged areas of my stucco walls"
  3. "What are the dark stains on my stucco, under my windows and near my roof?"

The cause of these 3 problems can be one, or any combination of the following; inadequate flashing, poor workmanship and the lack of coordination between trades during construction. The consequences of these problems can develop over time promoting unseen damages, mold growth, even structural damage and may require the complete removal of all stucco, windows, doors, sheathing, framing, insulation, drywall, etc.. putting your health at risk not to mention the ensuing costs.

How Do I Avoid these Problems?

Understanding the importance of proper flashing techniques and certified stucco installation methods will help you avoid these problems. The windows in your home should be carefully flashed as per the manufacturers install guide with considerations for the stucco exterior. All roof lines, chimneys and in general, various flashings must be installed by skilled tradesmen at all areas where the stucco will terminate. Fine Line Masonry works with professionals in the industry to ensure the job is done right the first time. The stucco wall system specified informs us of the proper installation of stucco at all window, door surrounds, placement of weep screeds, expansion and installation of sealant. Our attention to these details is unmatched. We pride ourself on educating our customers, providing samples of all wall details to illustrate the correct way to install your stucco system. We help you understand how your wall system functions and how to maintain it. Avoiding these mistakes is our priority.

How Do I Fix these Problems?

Contact us today to schedule a free inspection. Because of commonality of these problems we have developed solutions for all the above flashing problems, cracking and mold remediation problems caused by poor workmanship. All these issues can be prevented, but if you have inherited these problems, or if you see any of the warning signs contact us to prevent further damage.

Stucco Technical Information

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Two Layers Grade D Paper
Weep Scread
Self-Furring Metal Lath
Scratch Coat
Brown Coat
Finish Coat
Plywood, oriented strand board, gypsum board, or lumber used to close up side walls preparatory to the installation of finish materials on the surface.
An engineered weather-resistive barrier installed behind the stucco exterior wall cladding.
Weep Screed is used as a flashing at the base of stucco walls. The unique v-shape allows migration of moisture down the screed and away from the wall.
Welded-wire fabric which the stucco material is held away from the supporting surface, thus creating a space for keying/reinforcing of the stucco.
The first coat of mortar, plaster or stucco applied to a surface, cross-raked or scratched to form a mechanical key with the brown coat.
In a three coat wall system, the second coat of plaster applied over a scratch coat to serve as a base for the finish coat.
The final or last coat of stucco i.e. synthetic, traditional cement based or plaster material which provides a decorative surface.