Stucco / Water Damage - Replace?

6 years ago
last modified: 6 years ago

Hi all. Hope you are well! Long story short. We bought a home that has a walkout basement. Any foundation exposed below the first floor is 1990 style stucco. Two story 2,600 sqft house is otherwise vinyl siding and red brick

The stucco was not applied correctly. There is no way for water to escape if it gets behind the stucco. This has resulted in the bottoms of the stucco bulging. We have no water damage inside, but plan to fix it. First quote was tear down and redo. Cost is $9k (we are in the philly suburbs).

Given the issues with stucco, I'd prefer to replace the stucco with siding or some other material. Unfortunately, no siding companies will touch it. Any ideas why? I suspect vinyl would also be cheaper, although I'm guessing we won't be able to match it with the 25 year old siding.


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