Imagine this: you buy that new house and move in. Everything is pristine and sings with fresh construction. A few years pass and the walls outside start to show vein-like cracks amidst the stucco paint. Fears of the rare sinkhole cross your mind, but most likely, it’s a phenomenon that happens to all houses as they become…lived in.
Every house goes through the process of settling 4-7 years after being built. This process is normal but can cause unsightly cracks in the stucco or masonry of your outer walls. An easy solution can be hiring a contractor you trust. A painting professional can offer a simple solution for this outward display of “settling.” They can repair these common cracks by filling them with a specific sealant.
This process affects both the aesthetic and weatherproofing of your home. Your painting contractor will make the crack seamless with a material that is made to expand and contract with the weather and comes in several grades that can be made to suit your home exactly. This repair is an essential process for walls to stand up to wind and rain. Unchecked, these cracks can allow water to penetrate into your home-especially if extreme weather conditions ravage your community.
Just ask some residents who went through the three hurricanes in 2004. Pounding rains can cause serious damage if water is allowed through the walls.
At Dynamic Touch Painting, we’ve been handling these repairs for decades. We’re proud to share that we’ve had zero warranty calls for weather damage after completing this type of repair. If you have questions about cracks in your exterior walls, we’d be happy to consult with you about remedying these issues. We can help make sure your walls are protected from the weather, and beautifully painted.