Finding Chicago Dryvit Issues for over 20 years
If you are in the market for a home or property that utilizes an EIFS, you need to find reliable team of inspectors to verify the integrity of systems in place. Stucco or Dryvit issues can cause damage to the structure of the property if even minor gaps have developed, allowing moisture to leak in and permeate inside, wearing away at wood and other materials. Mold and mildew are the least of your concerns; if the moisture has been present for too long, rot or dry-rot can make the structure dangerous to enter. With how serious these issues are, you should choose Cliff Kapson Consulting to inspect any property you are looking to purchase, or any structures you may already own that utilize Dryvit or Stucco.
With how prevalent EIFS was in the past decades, you need a partner you can rely on to provide unbiased, professional inspections of Dryvit and Stucco systems. Call Cliff Kapson today at 888-304-3437 and schedule to have one of our team on-site to find any issues that may have popped up – we may be based in Chicago, but we are available nationwide. Or, you can fill out the form on this page and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
How to Identify Stucco and Dryvit Issues
Finding moisture penetration in an EIFS isn’t as simple as walking the property and finding holes. When stucco or dryvit is applied, it appears as if the system is fully enclosed, but because of that, issues can hide in plain sight. A small pin-point hole may have been missed during application or minor damage could have happened, leading to a point where moisture can leak into the structure with practically no visible evidence.
Fortunately, the experts at Cliff Kapson Consulting have years of experience finding these dryvit issues. We will evaluate the exterior of the EIFS for any points that we may believe moisture penetration may have occurred and thoroughly visually inspect the area for the tell-tale signs of leakage. If none is found, we go a step further and utilize penetration testing to obtain moisture readings, which will give us concrete evidence if the system has any flaws or issues. Do not be fooled – if an inspector tells you they don’t need to use penetration testing to verify the integrity of a Dryvit system, they are wrong.
If we identify any area behind the Dryvit that has moisture readings above 29% or we observe little to no resistance to probing in the case of dry-rot, we recommend removing the system entirely in the area and evaluating the structure itself. Readings between 21-29% can be remediated through proper containment and isolating points of moisture entry and we will give our recommendations. Anything below that 21% is considered acceptable in most cases.
At Cliff Kapson, we take our job seriously. If you choose us to inspect your property, we will evaluate every aspect of the structure, provide you with detailed sketches and drawing of the data found, and discuss your options moving forward. Should you choose to have the EIFS repaired by a third-party contractor, we can work with you to ensure the contractor is following our recommendations and will give you our official stamp of approval when the work is complete and done to our standards.
Think you have dryvit issues present on your property in Chicago? Call Cliff Kapson Consulting today at 888-304-3437 and schedule an inspection today. If you prefer, you can fill out the form on this page and someone will be in touch shortly.