You can trust the Marina Stucco team to make your stucco aspirations a reality as the top stucco contractor in the greater Calgary area. Our expert team provides stucco installation for both residential and commercial buildings. Our clients get the choice of a variety of stucco colours and finishes for their perfect customized exterior.
Our stucco is made out of water, sand, and Portland cement. When these three elements are combined, they form a strong substance that dries to a hard, rock-like consistency that can be rough or smooth, depending on the finish you prefer.
With a multi-step installation method, stucco is applied in three coats, over a wire mesh lath base that provides a solid and seamless building exterior.
Long lasting – Stucco is a durable building material that was developed for repairs during WWII. When properly installed by professionals, stucco can last upwards of 50 years.
Soundproofing Qualities – The insulation properties of stucco allow you to enjoy a bit more peace and quiet while indoors by resisting sound waves.
Great Insulator – Stucco is an ideal insulator here in Calgary as it helps keep the warmth in during our long winters and repels the summer heat to keep your space cool.
Fire And Mold Resistant – Stucco systems form a smooth, water-resistant shell around your home or building which makes it resistant to mold, mildew, or rot. Stucco is also fire-resistant, offering additional protection in case of a fire.
Attractive – In contrast to other types of siding, stucco can completely transform the exterior style of your building. From a textured finish for a mediterranean feel to a modern smooth finish, stucco is sure to bring renewed curb appeal to your home or business.
Stucco was traditionally used as both an interior and exterior finish applied in one or two thin layers. The finish coat usually contained an integral color and was typically textured for appearance.
Then with the introduction and development of heavy timber and light wood-framed construction methods, stucco was adapted for this new use by adding a lath, attached to and spanning between the structural supports and by increasing the thickness and number of layers of the total system. The lath added support for the wet plaster and tensile strength to the brittle, cured stucco; while the increased thickness and number of layers helped control cracking.
Following World War II, the introduction of metal wire mesh, or netting, replaced the use of wood lath. Galvanizing the wire made it corrosion resistant and suitable for exterior wall applications. At the beginning of the 21st century, this “application” method of wire mesh lath and three coats of exterior plaster is still widely used.