Causes and Solutions to Stucco Cracks | Best Pick Reports
Stucco can develop cracks due to climate extremes or foundation
settling. Cracks can also form where nails or screws are driven into
the home. Not only are cracks unsightly, but they can also be an entry
point for problem-causing moisture. Cracks can typically be sealed and
restuccoed by a professional, but the process can be problematic. Due
to the distinct texture of stucco, cracks are rarely filled seamlessly.
Additionally, because of fading, a repaired, repainted section will
often be a different color from the rest of the house even if the same
paint is used. The only solution is to repaint the entire side of the
house. The biggest issue with crack repair, however, is that cracks are
often indicative of a more serious problem, such as a shifting
foundation, which is likely to make cracks reappear.