There’s no substitute for a quality stucco installation in Bluffton, SC. When installed right, stucco is durable, looks great and will stand the test of time! At Spring Construction, we know this better than anyone, which is why we’ve dedicated ourselves to delivering only the best in new stucco installations to houses and commercial buildings throughout the area. From new construction to renovations, hard-coat stucco to synthetic material, we’re ready to put in a bid for the work.
Synthetic (EIFS) vs. Hard-Coat Stucco
Many people wonder what the difference between traditional stucco and synthetic stucco in Bluffton, SC is. Traditional stucco—called hard-coat stucco—and synthetic (EIFS) stucco differ greatly, and it’s important to know the differences to better understand what’s protecting your home:
Hard-coat stucco is essentially a layer of rock covering your home! It’s incredibly durable because it’s comprised of aggregates such as sand and limestone. It’s also backed by a vapor barrier to prevent against moisture damage and mold. It’s tough enough to stand up to rain, sun and wind over the long term.
Synthetic stucco is much softer and more pliable than hard-coat stucco. It’s comprised of synthetic materials that have the appearance of cement, but not the durability. While synthetic is still rated for weathering, it simply doesn’t have the hardness of traditional stucco and may experience weathering. It’s also a porous material that can leave room for moisture issues if installed incorrectly. Learn More
One-Coat and Three-Coat Stucco
Just like there’s synthetic vs. hard-coat stucco, when it comes to traditional stucco there’s also one-coat vs. three-coat applications. Here’s what you need to know:
Three-coat stucco is the original stucco process and involves a lath, a scratch coat, a brown coat and a finish coat. The name comes from the three main steps (excluding finishing). It’s widely considered the strongest and most durable way to apply stucco, however it’s also the most expensive and takes the longest to apply.
One-coat stucco is a more modern way of applying stucco that combines the scratch and brown coat into a single step. It takes less time and costs less, however it’s thinner than the traditional three-coat process and may not hold up as long without minor maintenance and repairs.
Interior and Exterior Stucco
While stucco is traditionally an exterior façade application, the team at Spring Construction is also able to provide stucco for your home’s interior where needed. We have experience with stucco for fireplaces, mantles and chimneys. Our interior stucco services are available upon request.
Need Stucco Installed?
Whether you’re building, remodeling or need an extensive stucco replacement for poorly-installed material, count on Spring Construction to help. We’re the stucco experts and will make sure your new façade looks great, weathers durably and stands up to your expectations for years and years to come. Reach us today at 843-247-6862.