Given that stucco is a beautiful, long-wearing and affordable building material, it’s no wonder why it’s been used on so many homes in the eastern PA region. Still, just like any siding material, stucco can have problems – namely, if it isn’t properly installed and maintained, issues like mold, leaks and wall deterioration can crop up. Regular stucco inspections are an important proactive measure to ensure any problems are caught and addressed before they turn into a more costly and major fix. What is involved in a stucco inspection, and how should you proceed if your inspection report reveals stucco issues? The stucco experts at Ai Restoration are here to answer these questions.
What Is Involved in a Stucco Inspection?
A stucco inspection is a comprehensive assessment of your structure’s stucco system, which includes several layers. As for what is involved in a stucco inspection, a qualified contractor will evaluate all of the following:
- The drainage system under your stucco or siding
- Flashing details, including around windows and doors
- The thickness of your stucco
- Nailing patterns
- Expansion and contraction joints
- And more
A thorough stucco inspection will also include moisture readings/reports to determine whether there could be mold, rot or other effects of water damage hiding under the stucco. Additionally, the inspector may take a core sample, which involves removing a small section of exterior cladding in order to visually examine what’s underneath, then retrofitting it back into place.
If your stucco inspection report indicates stucco damage, you’ll want to reach out to a professional remediation company like Ai Restoration. As stucco specialists with over two decades of experience, we can help you interpret your inspection report and suggest a game plan to address any and all inadequacies in your stucco system. Beyond stucco, we work with myriad siding options and have the vast knowledge and experience to ensure that each is properly installed to preserve your investment and your family’s safety.
Get Valuable Insights & Top-Notch Service Working with Ai Restoration’s Stucco Experts
If you own or are considering buying a stucco home, scheduling a yearly stucco inspection is highly advisable to catch any deficiencies and resulting damage early on, before it leads to catastrophic destruction that necessitates costly remediation. If remediation is needed, you can trust us to do it the right way so you don’t end up facing the same issues all over again.
At Ai Restoration, we’ve been helping home and business owners in eastern PA detect and remedy stucco issues for 20+ years. We’ve dealt with all manner of stucco/siding problems, and we pride ourselves on providing advanced, complete solutions. To schedule a free in-home stucco evaluation/consultation with our professionals, give us a call at 215-794-6858.