Hi, our warehouse building has a small crack on the corner of the
walls. We want to patch it up and paint over it. What is the best way
to patch up the crack?
Here are 2 pictures taken of the crack: http://flic.kr/p/8DDD8K .
And like most stucco failures, FIRST you need to figure out how the
water got behind it to make it fail, and fix that. Use a big icepick to
probe the exposed wood and check for mushy spots. To get it to look
right and last, I'd hire the work out. Stucco is an artisan skill, IMHO.
Most DIY patches end up looking like crap, and/or failing quickly. OP
will need to expose a fresh edge to bond to.
The area is not that visible, so I am hoping to still tackle the crack
myself without hiring someone. But your point regarding why it chipped
off is valid. I will go up on the roof to see if there is a leak
Do I just apply stucco patch over the crack and level it with the
wall? Will it stick to the wood interior?
On 9/26/2010 12:01 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Google 'patching stucco' for a step-by-step with pictures. Goes on in
2-3 layers, ususally, after you staple tarpaper and chicken wire to the
wood behind it. Assuming this is cement-based stucco, of course. The
lack of visible chicken wire makes me wonder if this isn't fake stucco
that was put up in sheets, with taped joints and texture gunnited over it.
I was kinda surprised when I saw wood there. The building is a tilt-up
warehouse building. So I always thought that it should be concrete all
the way through. Could it be that since this is a corner, they used
stucco and wood to do the corners?
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