Charlotte Synthetic Stucco (EIFS) & Traditional Hardcoat Siding Q&APlease join the discussion about Charlotte stucco homes. All stucco / EIFS questions, answers, and comments are welcome.
We have inspected thousands of stucco homes in the greater Lake Norman Charlotte area as well as throughout the Southeast and have found numerous problems due to improper installation practices. Most problems are easily corrected but some are severe and can be very...read more
Installation in and around the Greater Charlotte Lake Norman NC region. Barrier EIFS is comprised of a base coat and finish coat applied over an EPS board that is attached directly to the sheathing using fasteners or an adhesive. The system provides no avenue for...read more
Specific, high-risk locations, such as areas under windows, roof flashings and decks are tested for moisture using an electrical resistance-type probe meter. Additionally, the surface of EIFS is scanned under high-risk locations using a Tramex Wet Wall Meter. Any...read more
A brief visual inspection can alert you to potential trouble spots. Check roof / wall intersections (kickouts) to see if an angled piece of flashing has been installed to divert the flow a of water away from the vertical wall Check the lower corners of windows for any...read more
A stucco repair follow-up inspection should be conducted within three months after completion of any Charlotte stucco repairs to assess the effectiveness of the moisture modifications if the first inspection uncovered areas of high moisture. This is extremely...read more
Over 60% of all claddings have moisture problems that damage the home. It is much easier to test EIFS for moisture than any other cladding, therefore a lot more data is available. If other claddings were easier to test, the failure rates would be likely to be much higher than shown on the graph above.read more
About Charlotte restoration, engineering, and stucco repair company’s that do inspections. Some stucco restoration company’s also do their own stucco inspections. Their primary source of income is from the restoration work and their stucco inspection services is used to find new work. There is nothing wrong with stucco restoration work, however when a company is looking for work, the inspections they provide some times reflect a greater need for their restoration services than what is really there. I have seen small problems magnified to big problems, improper use of inspection equipment to misrepresent a problem or just plain inexperience.
We provide a independent 3rd party inspection service without pushing for repairs. We report the facts as found and have no reason to magnify a problem. If problems are found we will gladly consult with the remediation company you choose, regarding findings in our reports.read more
1. Placement • Under last step/run flashing in direct contact with the wall and roof substrate, as shown. • Lift last shingle to check if kickout is under step/run flashing 2. Sufficient Height and Angle • At least 4” in height—angle to roof should be 90 degrees. •...read more
DamSill is a window pan system that is designed to solve stucco moisture problems in both new and existing structures by installing under windows and doors to catch water and move it away from the wall. Easier to install and more reliable than any other stucco pan...read more
About 70% of all leaks in the cladding are caused by windows. These types of leaks happen on all homes, regardless of the type of cladding. Most of the leaks occur within the construction of the window itself. However, many people mistakenly assume that most leaks...read more
Why is a stucco / EIFS inspection necessary? There are a variety of issues associated with EIFS homes that can be mitigated with a proper stucco or EIFS inspection. To name a few: The stigma associated with stucco homes Reluctance to list, show, or view/buy stucco...read more
These Charlotte stucco evaluations are done using the protocol established by the Moisture Warranty Corporation. The Moisture Warranty Corp. was the leading investigating company during the Dryvit class action suit against EIFS manufactures.read more
By Allen Norwood Posted: Thursday, Feb. 05, 2015 Excerpt: Two decades ago, horror stories about synthetic stucco dominated housing headlines. Mansions were rotting, stories said. Lawsuits were flying, while stucco manufacturers and builders hunkered down. EIFS stands...read more
We have inspected thousands of stucco homes in the greater Charlotte area as well as throughout the Southeast and have found numerous problems due to improper installation practices. Most problems are easily corrected but some are severe and can be very costly to...read more