1 cracks in stucco 2 cracks in concrete


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Old 04-30-09, 08:07 AM
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Cool 1 cracks in stucco 2 cracks in concrete

[1] concrete block house in central florida, 32 years old, and has a 2 coat stucco system and there are cracks mostly following the block lines but sone straight from windows downward. Is there any way to permintly repair these? [2] I also have some cracks in concrete slabs. Can these be repaired perminently? Thanks Ken
 
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Old 04-30-09, 08:52 AM
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I used to live in fla and have painted lots of stucco houses. If the stucco is loose, it should be knocked off and reapplied otherwise you can address just the crack. Except for large cracks, I've always filled them with latex caulk. Use of an elastromeric paint will both hide minor cracks and waterproof the wall.
 
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Old 05-05-09, 06:17 AM
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Cool cracks in block

Is that a permanent or will it show the crack in a couple of years?
 
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Old 05-05-09, 12:43 PM
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It all depends on the crack and reason for it. If the foundation and wall are stable, caulking will hide the crack for the life of the paint job but if there is still movement - caulk will only stretch so far.
 
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Originally Posted by marksr
I used to live in fla and have painted lots of stucco houses. If the stucco is loose, it should be knocked off and reapplied otherwise you can address just the crack. Except for large cracks, I've always filled them with latex caulk. Use of an elastromeric paint will both hide minor cracks and waterproof the wall.

Marksr has it right here on the repair paint.

From the structural end it may be on going. I'm most concerned about the crack from the window down. If you were to look at the both sides would it appear that that side of the house is cracking away from the other? Also check for any water leaks under the slab. If you have city water read the gage at night and see if it changes the next day. If its well see if the pressure gage holds and doesn't come on that day with no water used. This can also cause the cracks. Seen it enough times on slab houses.
 
 

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