Benefits of a Stucco Inspection
Purchasing a new home can be an exciting time. Whether it is a first-time buyer, or someone moving into a forever home, it is as stressful as it can be exciting. But any excitement can quickly turn into worry or concern if the home is later found to have cladding issues. Which is why a stucco inspection is a great idea.
A Cliff Kapson Consulting Ltd stucco inspector can help ease concerns regarding a home’s external cladding. Our inspections comprise a thorough visual evaluation of all external elements. Closely inspecting all areas and noting every relevant detail.
Inspections alert the potential homeowner of any issues present. This can be the development of mold, mildew, or moisture intrusion. If left unchecked, these issues can cause a home that can be hazardous to a family’s health or thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.
In the end, a stucco inspection is beneficial to a purchasing party by either confirming that there are no concerning issues or protecting them from investing into a home that will become a financial burden.
If a person is purchasing a new home, or already owns a home with stucco cladding, an inspection is always a good idea. To learn more about what Cliff Kapson Consulting Ltd can do for you, please call 888-304-3437. There, one of our knowledgeable representatives can discuss your needs in more detail and can answer your questions. If you would prefer to send us a message instead, please fill out the form found on this page, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Stucco Inspection Report
Cliff Kapson Consulting Ltd offers inspections nationwide. Helping homeowners ensure their new home does not have any hidden issues. Inspections can be local to the client or across the country. Our team is ready to help clients make an informed decision.
We designed our stucco inspection protocol into two levels:
The inspector notes visual observations of the exterior of the structure that include, but are not limited to:
- Visual evidence of efflorescence, mold, mildew, or other straining on the surface of the stucco
- Visible cracking through the stucco
- Presence of physical damage or any other visual irregularities
- Visual inspection of the stucco for compliance to manufacturer and/or stucco standard installation details
These details include, but are not limited to:
- Proper termination at grade and roof areas
- Presence of proper weep screed, weep ropes or vents, and properly installed integrated flashing
- Presence of proper kickout flashing
- Window and door flashing
- Proper slope and flashing of concrete sills at stucco transitions and/or stucco sills
- Installation of appropriate backer rod and sealant around windows
- Doors and all other stucco terminations with a dissimilar material
- Presence of proper control joints and expansion joints where appropriate
All visual observations made at the time will be recorded with photographs and are accompanied by a narrative report.
A level two inspection includes all visual observations that are performed on a level I inspection but includes more details, like:
Following the visual inspection, the inspector draws a sketch depicting an aerial view of the structure. Its detail will match the structure and its components as close as possible. The sketch is used to record any moisture readings taken later in the inspection. Moisture readings are transposed during the report writing and over-laid on to elevation photos.
Readings are collected with the use of tools to detect moisture intrusion, such as a penetrating probe meter. Probe readings are performed at the discretion of the inspector and are focused on all areas of potential moisture penetration. Which is outlined in the visual inspection.
After any stucco inspection is completed. Our inspector takes the gathered data and completes a thorough report that will ultimately go to the client.
The report includes every detail found through the inspection. Detailing any visual issues and moisture readings to inform the client of any potential issues.
At Cliff Kapson Consulting Ltd, we pride ourselves in providing the most comprehensive inspection and report available anywhere.
Work with Us!
When you are ready to learn more, please call 888-304-3437 and speak with one of our team members. They can provide more details regarding our stucco inspection process and can answer questions you may have. You can also send us a message by filling out the form found on this page, and we will contact you shortly.