Stucco is a material made of an aggregate, a binder, and water. Stucco is applied wet and hardens to a very dense solid. It is used as decorative coating for walls and ceilings and as a sculptural and artistic material in architecture. Stucco may be used to cover less visually appealing construction materials such as metal, concrete, cinder block, or clay brick and adobe.
As a building material, stucco is a durable, attractive, and weather-resistant wall covering. It was traditionally used as both an interior and exterior finish applied in one or two thin layers directly over a solid masonry, brick or stone surface. The finish coat usually contained an integral color and was typically textured for appearance.
Modern stucco is used as an exterior cement plaster wall covering. It is usually a mix of sand, Portland cement, lime and water, but may also consist of a proprietary mix of additives including fibers and synthetic acrylics that add strength and flexibility. Modern synthetic stucco can be applied as one base layer and a finish layer, which is thinner and faster to apply, compared to the traditional application of three-coat stucco.
Stucco is valued as a siding material for its attractiveness and durability and is a relatively low-maintenance exterior finish. Stucco is often selected for multi-family projects due to the fact that when it is applied to 7/8 inch nominal thickness, provides a one-hour fire rating. Stucco can be directly applied to brick and concrete primer, or applied over a wood frame, metal siding, or any other material.
Raymond Seijas Plastering, Inc. is a leader in residential and commercial stucco applications, serving the Central Florida area since 1951. We have recently served as the primary stucco subcontractor for such reputable companies as Armstrong Homes, Dinkins Construction, Rowe and Newberry Construction, Ausley Construction, Ivey Construction, Edwards Construction, and Dimension One, working in such prestigious communities as The Villages, Lakeside Landing, Top Of The World (New Port Richey), On Top Of The World (Ocala), Oak Run, Ocala Palms, and Beverly Hills.