Potting Soil Behind Stucco Walls? See Video!

Home Inspector with EKAN Home Inspection CPBC #69177

Stucco exteriors are very durable and an excellent product to use for a building envelope. However in Vancouver British Columbia there was a learning curve associated with the flat roof, no overhang architectural style, used between 1985 and 1995. Effective moisture control was the key to a good installation. Here's an example, 25 years later, of a wall system that failed.

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Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, West Vancouver 

Comments (2)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That is a tough system to perfect especially in the colder climes

Jun 08, 2017 11:23 AM
Eugene Kanciar
EKAN Home Inspection - West Vancouver, BC
Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind

It's due to a 'California style' look that has flat roofs with no overhang. It works well in a dry climate. But transfer this design style to the Pacific North-West with rain during the majority of the year and it leaked like a sieve in our rainforest environment. Lessons learned...building techniques are not always transferable when going between climatic zones.

Jun 16, 2017 08:34 AM