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Stucco Project #2 | Worldgate Plaster & Stucco

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in blog | Comments Off on Stucco Project #2 | Worldgate Plaster & Stucco

Stucco exteriors must be maintained. It does not take a very big crack to allow water intrusion. In fact, a crack as small as 1/16” of an inch wide can permit water to enter behind the stucco, especially with a stucco system that has no moisture barrier. All cracks 1/16” wide or larger and all damaged areas of stucco should be properly repaired. Any penetration through the stucco that is left unsealed will allow entry of moisture.

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Five Star Reviews for Worldgate Plaster & Stucco

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in blog | Comments Off on Five Star Reviews for Worldgate Plaster & Stucco

First of all, our reputation is an essential part of who we are and what we do. At Worldgate Plaster & Stucco, we take pride in serving our customers to the best of our ability. Our business would not be where it is without our customers. We know that the many loyal patrons, in the local community help us to be a great company. They return year after year which means we must be doing something right. The five star reviews our valued customers leave really give you a feeling of the connection our company gives the home and business owners in the area.

Click here to see the reviews of our company. These five-star reviews are from satisfied customers like the one below. Leave one of your own if you have not done so already!

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Our specialized equipment safely & gently removes soil without damaging fine rugs. The result is the most thorough cleaning possible guaranteed!

Is Stucco or Vinyl Siding More Energy Efficient?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in blog | Comments Off on Is Stucco or Vinyl Siding More Energy Efficient?

When comparing stucco and vinyl siding, both are considered to be good when it comes to energy efficiency. Still, between the two options, stucco is more energy efficient. Stucco is made out of Portland cement and other materials, and it is essentially a thicker and denser compound. Stucco is generally cheaper to buy, and since it is more energy efficient, it can also potentially save you money on your heating and cooling bills, when compared with buying vinyl siding. Vinyl might be a little more durable and less susceptible to damage, but stucco is more energy efficient.

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Five Star Customer Reviews

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in blog | Comments Off on Five Star Customer Reviews

Our reputation is an essential part of who we are. We take pride in serving our customers to the best of our ability. Click here to see more reviews from satisfied customers and to leave a review of your own.

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“Over 30 years of experience serving Northern Virginia and the surrounding areas, we are sure to exceed your expectations. “

History of Plaster And Stucco

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in blog | Comments Off on History of Plaster And Stucco

Lime based wall finishes have been used for thousands of years. From the tombs of the pyramids of Giza to the Sistine Chapel, lime stucco has been a key ingredient in great architecture on six continents.

The earliest plasters known to us were lime-based. Around 7500 BC, the people of ‘Ain Ghazal in Jordan used lime mixed with unheated crushed limestone to make plaster which was used on a large scale for covering walls, floors, and hearths in their homes.

Stucco often contained substantial amounts of mud or clay, marble or brick dust, or even sawdust. An array of other additives ranged from animal blood or urine, cow dung, animal hair, eggs, keratin or gluesize (animal hooves and horns), varnish, wheat paste, sugar, salt, sodium silicate, alum, tallow, linseed oil, beeswax, and wine, beer, or rye whiskey. Additives, or admixtures, were usually added to enhance or modify characteristics such as curing time, plasticity, color, or volatility.

In ancient India and China, renders in clay and gypsum plasters were used to produce a smooth surface over rough stone or mud brick walls. In early Egyptian tombs, walls were coated with lime and gypsum plaster and the finished surface was often painted or decorated. Mottled stucco was employed throughout the Roman Empire. The Romans used mixtures of lime and sand to build up preparatory layers over which finer applications of gypsum, lime, sand and marble dust were applied. Pozzolanic materials were sometimes added to produce a more rapid set. In the Renaissance, the addition of marble dust to plaster allowed the production of fine detail and a hard, smooth finish in hand-modelled and molded decoration. Around the 4th century B.C., the Romans discovered the principles of the hydraulic set of lime, where the addition of highly reactive forms of silica and alumina, such as volcanic earths, could solidify rapidly even under water. There was little use of hydraulic mortar after the Roman period until the 18th century.

Plaster decoration was widely used in Europe in the Middle Ages where, from the mid-13th century, gypsum was used for internal and external plaster. Hair was employed as reinforcement, with additives to assist setting or plasticity including malt, urine, beer, milk and eggs. In the 14th century, decorative trowelled plaster, called pargeting was being used in South-East England to decorate the exterior of timber-framed buildings. This is a form of incised, molded or modelled ornament, executed in lime putty or mixtures of lime and gypsum plaster. During this same period, terracotta was reintroduced into Europe and was widely used for the production of ornament. In the mid-15th century, skilled Venetian workers developed a new type of external facing, called Marmorino made by applying lime directly onto masonry.

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Five Star Reviews For Worldgate Plaster & Stucco From Satisfied Customers

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in blog | Comments Off on Five Star Reviews For Worldgate Plaster & Stucco From Satisfied Customers

First of all, our reputation is an essential part of who we are and what we do. At Worldgate Plaster & Stucco, we take pride in serving our customers to the best of our ability. Our business would not be where it is without our customers. We know that the many loyal patrons, in the local community help us to be a great company. They return year after year which means we must be doing something right. The five star reviews our valued customers leave really give you a feeling of the connection our company gives the home and business owners in the area.

Click here to see the reviews of our company. These five-star reviews are from satisfied customers like the one below. Leave one of your own if you have not done so already!

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Our specialized equipment safely & gently removes soil without damaging fine rugs. The result is the most thorough cleaning possible guaranteed!

Repair and Renovation of EIFS Stucco System

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in blog | Comments Off on Repair and Renovation of EIFS Stucco System

Location – Sterling, Virginia

Stucco exteriors must be maintained. It does not take a very big crack to allow water intrusion. In fact, a crack as small as 1/16” of an inch wide can permit water to enter behind the stucco, especially with a stucco system that has no moisture barrier. All cracks 1/16” wide or larger and all damaged areas of stucco should be properly repaired. Any penetration through the stucco that is left unsealed will allow entry of moisture. All penetrations must be sealed with a compatible sealant as recommended by the stucco system manufacturer and required by Model Codes. Damaged areas of stucco must be properly repaired to prevent water intrusion.

What we did: Repair and renovation of EIFS stucco system

Front of house –

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The damage was due to outdated caulk and improper flashing.  This caused the moisture penetration behind the system.

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Newly caulked, flashed, and color coated:

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The moisture penetration had completely rotted sheathing and partial framing. Damage was not clear to the naked eye. This damage was only detectable by moisture readings. It was not evident at all from the exterior appearance.

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Here is the newly renovated framing and column:

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Get Started On Your Home’s New Look Today!

To get your home in its best shape ever, call Worldgate Plaster & Stucco for an estimate! (703) 283-6886

 

Plaster Repair and Replacement | Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Ashburn VA

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in blog | Comments Off on Plaster Repair and Replacement | Worldgate Plaster & Stucco Ashburn VA

plaster repairMost homes have been plastered at one time or another. Plaster repair in Ashburn, VA can help you to restore or replace your home’s plaster to its former glory and in so doing even improve the value of your property. If your home has marks or holes in the wall, it is nothing that some good plaster won’t be able to fix.

Plaster can also develop cracks after a number of years. A temporary solution for plaster cracks is latex paint. However, it is only temporarily a solution to this as in a short amount of time the cracks will start showing again. The plan of action to take is to actually enlarge the crack, fixing it all together for once and for all. While it might seem strange to enlarge the damage, the thing to remember is that it is always easier fixing a large crack than it is fixing a smaller one.

If you are looking for plaster repair and replacement in Ashburn, VA, then contact Worldgate Plaster & Stucco for professional and experienced service.

Contact us for Plaster repair today! (703) 283-6886

Preparing Your Home For The Holidays | Stucco Company Ashburn, VA

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in blog | Comments Off on Preparing Your Home For The Holidays | Stucco Company Ashburn, VA

Whether your guests are staying just for the day or will be overnight visitors, this holiday maintenance checklist will help make your home as inviting and comfortable as possible.

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Exterior
Make sure that the outside of your home is in good condition. Worldgate Plaster & Stucco can help make the outside more appealing for guests.  The outside of your home is the first thing they see!

Entrance
Make sure all outdoor lighting is functioning properly and is turned on when it is dark. Another important precaution to ensure your guest’s safety.
Establish a place to collect all warm weather apparel, including boots. Add extra hangers to your coat closet or designate a room to collect these. You should also consider adding an extra doormat for those wet boots. If you plan for this ahead of time your entrance won’t become a cluttered mess.

Living Area
This area gets a lot of traffic. It is a good time to clean carpet and upholstery cleaning before your guests arrive. Clean the windows so that guests can clearly see your outside decorations.

Bathrooms
If the bathroom looks dingy, tile and grout cleaning can give a fresh look to a bathroom. Make sure the bathroom fan and window are in operating condition. Ventilation is an important part of keeping your bathroom clean and mildew-free.
Make sure you have enough guest bath and/or hand towels. Consider special towels with a holiday theme to keep with the spirit of the season.

Stucco CompanyKitchen
The kitchen has become an essential room for entertaining with the popularity and ease of serving food buffet style. To provide more space, try installing appliances under countertops or consider investing in a kitchen island. Check the condition of the countertops, cabinets, and appliances. Replacing the appliances can make a huge difference when you’re preparing meals for large groups.

Guest rooms
Make sure the guest beds have fresh linens. Clear some closet space or a drawer to make your guests feel more at home. No one likes to live out of a suitcase.
Provide your guests with a bedside clock and reading lamp. Not everyone goes to sleep or wakes at the same time.

Read more: http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Checklist-Preparing-Your-Home-for-the-Holidays.10495.html#ixzz4MnJNsYM5

Five Star Reviews For Worldgate Plaster & Stucco From Satisfied Customers

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in blog | Comments Off on Five Star Reviews For Worldgate Plaster & Stucco From Satisfied Customers

First of all, our reputation is an essential part of who we are and what we do. At Worldgate Plaster & Stucco, we take pride in serving our customers to the best of our ability. Our business would not be where it is without our customers. We know that the many loyal patrons, in the local community help us to be a great company. They return year after year which means we must be doing something right. The five star reviews our valued customers leave really give you a feeling of the connection our company gives the home and business owners in the area.

Click here to see the reviews of our company. These five-star reviews are from satisfied customers like the one below. Leave one of your own if you have not done so already!

Worldgate Plaster & Stucco

Our specialized equipment safely & gently removes soil without damaging fine rugs. The result is the most thorough cleaning possible guaranteed!