Traditional Stucco

It is made from Portland cement, sand, lime, and water. This mixture is applied in two coats over a lath base, or a piece of mesh, and often coated with an expansive acrylic-polymer finish to deter cracking. Generally, a wooden wall is covered with galvanized metal screening and tarpaper, then covered with stucco.

Stucco Care and Maintenance

A cement based product, traditional stucco is used around the world because of its natural durability and versatility. This stucco can least for over 50 years with a minimum of maintenance.

Synthetic Stucco

The product called synthetic stucco refers to a multi-layered exterior finish. There is a foam insulation board (typically polystyrene), a coat of the synthetic stucco, fiberglass mesh, and then a top coat. (Elastomeric finish)



A panel made of calcium sulfate dihydrate (gypsum) with or without additives and normally pressed between a facer and a backer.

Stucco Crack Repairs

It is the nature of stucco to experience some cracking. These small cracks are normal and do not require any maintenance or repair. If a crack exceeds 1/8 of an inch in width then the crack should be repaired. Repairing stucco cracks is completed by adding a small amount of stucco to the crack. Do not put caulk into the crack. Typically a larger crack can be broken back and patched or an expansion joint can be added.

Stone Masonry

The craft of stonemasonry has existed since humanity could use and make tools – creating buildings, structures, and sculpture using stone from the earth.