PROS AND CONS

Pros And Cons Why You Should Do Stucco Inspection Regularly!

Our stucco inspection service includes a preliminary visual inspection, focused photographs of the framing and wood sheathing behind the stucco, and a moisture probe test. We then combine these results in a detailed report for your records. As you can see, regular stucco inspection is very important. Not only for your home but also for your well-being.
Here are some pros and some small cons of stucco inspection.
Pros

Pros

  • The sooner you can detect the problem, the less you’ll spend to fix it!
  • By finding the source of the problem, you won’t have to invest in major repairs.
  • Stucco inspection will protect you from side effects such as mold in your home.
  • After stucco inspection, you will receive a detailed report about the condition of your walls.

Cons

Cons

  • You must schedule an exact day and time with the inspector.
  • You must be home during the stucco inspection.
  • You need to get an idea of the condition of your home in case the inspector has any questions about past events, such as flooding, etc.
  • Be prepared for a long and detailed stucco inspection!

Why Is A Stucco Inspection Required?

Stucco inspections are important because porous stucco lets moisture through. In the previous 30 years, many stucco applications were poorly due to stucco testing specialists’ inexperience and training. Occasionally, erroneous building codes.

A perfect stucco system requires adequate flashing, a drainage plane to eliminate moisture, and expansion and contraction joints. Some setups lack these.

These missing pieces of the system trap moisture beneath the stucco, which migrates into the sheathing and wood frame. That’s a bad situation that can cause a lot of money in house damage. If you’re buying a stucco property, obtain an EIFS inspection to avoid costly remediation later. As the saying goes, forewarned is forearmed, and today’s stucco failures prove that.