Stucco/Concrete failure - Need advice

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Old 06-12-13, 06:06 PM
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Stucco/Concrete failure - Need advice

Hello all,

New to the forums here and looking for some expert advice. The exterior of the foundation walls of my house have been stuccoed (?) by a previous owner and it is now cracking and falling off. Please see the photos. The areas photographed are the only areas where this is a problem. The actual concrete does not seem to be in bad shape from what I can tell.

This area gets a lot of moisture and was previously covered in ivy that climbed the walls. I recently ripped out the ivy completely. I plan to grade the area once the repair is made.

A couple questions...
1. Am I right that this is actually stucco that is cracking and falling apart?
2. How do I fix this?

Thanks!
 
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Old 06-12-13, 09:49 PM
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I would probably try to remove the stucco with a power washer, for starters.
 
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Old 06-12-13, 10:07 PM
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Looks like Parging not stucco to me.
Google it.
 
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Old 06-13-13, 04:36 AM
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I'd pressure wash and scrape, then apply a thin coat of stucco/mortar to the missing areas, wait a week or so and prime and paint.
 
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Maybe parging maybe thick paint. I think I would pressure wash but also attack it with a sharp floor scraper. Get off everything that is loose then mix up some Portland and fine sand or use some ready made stucco patch. Use a sponge float to even it out with the surrounding. Let this cure a while and prime and paint.
 
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Old 06-13-13, 08:38 PM
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I wouldn't prime & paint. That becomes an addiction. It never stops.
 
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Old 06-13-13, 11:03 PM
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Pulpo is right. It is a never ending process. If you are able to remove almost all of the paint, which I doubt you are, then you could use white Portland and color it and avoid the pentannual painting chore.
 
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Old 06-14-13, 04:44 AM
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IMO keeping it painted will help it to last longer ..... but then I am a painter
 
 

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