Stucco defects are very common and often affect the aesthetic beauty of your home. These defects can result from defective stucco mixture materials, non-uniform thickness, and insufficient strength of the cement plaster caused by improper mixing or curing of the stucco element. Reinforcement problems can also result from missing or defective lathing wire, structural discontinuity and inadequate attachment to the building structure.
Property owners should look for cracks or separations in the stucco, especially near window and door frame corners, including sliding glass door frames. Movement of the structure, foundation or earth supporting the foundation can also contribute to stucco cracking.