EFIS stucco. Maintain it. Home inspection in Carlsbad New Mexico.

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EFIS stucco. Maintain it. Home inspection in Carlsbad New Mexico.

When the builders build a home and install a

Exterior Foam Installed Stucco.

They are installing a product or application of a product that has a history of failing.

The cracks that form in the exterior applied stucco needs to be repaired as soon as they are found. Water penetration is the leading cause of hidden damage to a home.

This damage can end up costing the home owner hundreds if not thousands of dollars in repairs.

Maintaining the homes exterior applied stucco is very important.

Take a look here at the condition of the stucco on this home. No repairs had been made to date when the home inspection had been completed.

Stucco damage.

Not taking care of the damage will cost the owner more if not taken care of when it is found. Inspect the home on a regular basis.

Stucco damaged and cracked.

This simple small crack can lead to major issues if not repaired.

Even worse is the application of synthetic ston veneer. This must be maintained with vigilance. Never let cracks go without getting the proper maintenance they require.

Stone veneer cracks.

This crack in the corner of the stone veneer needs to be repaired.

If this is not repaired as with the stucco, it can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time.

Remember to take the walk around your home and inspect the home on a regular basis. Write down any issues and then have the issues repaired. You pay too much money for a home to let the home get damaged when it was avoidable in the first place.

 

 

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Clint  McKie

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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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The history of these products proves you right Clint, it has been a major cause of water damage to homes across the country.

Nov 13, 2013 09:32 PM #1
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Good morning, Clint. While EFIS does lend itself to interesting architectural designs, maintenance is of the utmost importance.

Nov 13, 2013 09:37 PM #2
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Anita Clark
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Clint: A little periodic preventive maintenance goes a long way, especially where water issues could arise.

Nov 13, 2013 09:51 PM #3
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Wow, I have never seen faux stone abutting synthetic stucco!  That is disaster squared.  Look at any stone veneer diagram of proper installation and none will look like how those two materials abut in this photo.

Nov 14, 2013 06:37 PM #4
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Tom,

Water damage with this type of application is the worst enemy for the home. Maintenance is key.

Have a great day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 14, 2013 08:55 PM #5
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael,

Even though you can really get creative with this style of application, It is also very important to maintain the exterior. Due diligence is key to the survival pf the home for years to come.

Have a great day in California .

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 14, 2013 08:57 PM #6
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Anita,

Look at the home on a regular basis. The home needs to be inspected about three times a year. Cracks can develop in no time at all.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

 

Best, Clint McKie

Nov 14, 2013 08:59 PM #7
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Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Jay,

Exactly right. The Faux stone was to be installed without the stucco behind it when they installed the stone. But this is the way they did it. I did write it up as a incorrect application of the stone. They are asking for trouble.

Have a good Friday in Bristow.

Best, Clint McKie

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