Damaged Stucco Corner

Looking at the damaged stucco corner, it's hard to imagine what could actually cause it to start deteriorating. Damaged stucco corners like these are rarely found without additional damage to the rest of the stucco.

If you look at the top of the picture, it looks like there could be plenty of moisture coming off and working its way behind the stucco. If there was enough moisture, rolling in between the top of the roofing and the stucco, over time the metal lath holding together the stucco corner would start to deteriorate and weaken the corner.

Home Repair Tip: The first thing that we need to do is figure out what caused the damage, repair the problem and then fix the corner. If you fix the damaged stucco corner, before solving the problem, you could find yourself making additional repairs to this corner in the future.

Remember, the number one thing to do is to find out what's causing the damage before doing the home repairs.