My friend in Los Angeles had stucco
her home a month ago and now, when she stand back and look at the whole
is cracked in big uneven squares. The
says he does not see the pattern, although he does admit there are
would cause the cracks to be in a
This is caused by excessive shrinkage in
coat, for example too much lime
in the finish coat.
How do I know?
We were called to resurface a stucco
that had the same grid of cracks
about 2 or 3 feet apart. It was obvious
was too much lime in the finish.
Excessive shrinkage can also be caused by
fine a sand, or working
in the sun in hot weather.
We recoated the cracked walls and there
a single crack today.