construction of a home the stucco exterior is installed prior to
installation of concrete driveways, sidewalks, porches or steps.
When this procedure is followed the stucco will be behind and below the
concrete. If, at this time, the stucco is not finished and sealed
correctly it will be in contact with the soil under the concrete.
This condition can create an easy
passage for termite infestation and insects. Rotting wood and/or termite
infestation can be a result. To prevent
this problem we do a procedure called Stucco Cut Back, or Stucco Cut at Ground Level. We remove the stucco on a 45° angle, reseal and waterproof
the bottom edge. Fiberglass mesh is installed and the area is
and refinished. A decorative trim
band can be installed in all areas where concrete, stone or brick contacts the
stucco. This procedure complements the overall exterior design of
your home. It gives a finished, well manicured look to the area
which was repaired as shown in the pictures below.