A family living in a two-story, Colonial-style house in suburban Marlton, New Jersey (about 15 miles east of Philadelphia) thought they just had a case of dirty stucco siding. Little did they know that the brown and black staining in multiple areas on the 28-year-old home was actually a severe outbreak of mold resulting from moisture behind the stucco. This is a major problem in the region due to temperature fluctuations and high precipitation amounts throughout the year. Instead of cleaning the siding and going back to their busy lives, they decided to have it checked out by a stucco contracting specialist, and it’s a good thing they did.
They couldn’t tell how bad it was until they pulled off a portion of the stucco. After assessing the damage, the specialist determined that a full stucco remediation was imperative. To ensure the damage wouldn’t spread any further and the mold wouldn’t make its way inside the home, the entire exterior system of the home—including housewrap, siding and trim—would need to be removed, and the mold completely cleaned off of the framing of the home. Then, a whole new system would need to be installed. The homeowners hired contractor Dean Mainardi of Only the Best Builder in West Berlin, New Jersey to complete the project.
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