What does a Stucco Inspector do?

What does a Stucco Inspector do? - Home window with missing sillA stucco inspector ensures that the outer cladding of a home or building does not have water intrusion or other issues.

That said, what is stucco?

Stucco is an insulation material that protects buildings from external factors like moisture, sun, chemicals, and oils. These can cause the decay of walls and result in severe damage. So, stucco acts like a barrier, sealing the outside of a structure and keeping dry internally.

Exterior cladding inspections are key if there is a suspicion of water damage or other issues. When buying a home, we recommend that the stucco/EIFS systems receive at least a visual inspection.

Other internal issues are harder to detect visually, but that is where Cliff Kapson Consulting is ready to help. Our inspections can give buyers the peace of mind to know that there are no concerns with moisture intrusion or other issues relating to the cladding. Or we can help identify issues so they can be addressed.

Whatever your needs, we are here to provide comprehensive services and support. To learn more about what a stucco inspector can do for you, please call 888-304-3437. There, one of our team members 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.

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What does a Stucco Inspector do?

Avoid Costly Repairs

We offer inspections and consultations nationwide. Helping clients learn about existing issues, and if appropriate, advising on repairs. Our stucco inspector services are divided into two levels, designed to meet different needs.

Level 1 stucco inspection comprises visual observations of the exterior of the structure, but not limited to:

  • Visual evidence of mold, mildew, efflorescence, or other straining on the surface
  • Visible cracking
  • Physical damage or other visual irregularities
  • Visual inspection of the installation for compliance with manufacturer installation standards

Level 2 inspection includes the same visual inspection as level 1 and includes other details, like:

  • Proper termination at a grade and on roof areas
  • Presence of proper week screed and properly integrated flashing
  • Presence of proper kickout flashing
  • Windon and door flashing
  • Proper slope and flashing of concrete and/or stucco sills
  • Installation of appropriate backed rod and sealant around windows
  • Doors and other stucco terminations with a dissimilar material
  • Presence of proper control joints and expansion joints where appropriate

After a visual inspection of the points above, the stucco inspector will produce a sketch showing an aerial view of the structure. Including details like windows and doors as accurate as possible. This sketch is used to record moisture readings that are taken later in the inspection.

Once the inspection is complete, we compile all collected data into a report. Which details an evaluation of any problems observed and an overall performance of the stucco system. We take great pride in providing the most comprehensive inspections and reports available anywhere.

Experienced Stucco Inspector Solutions

Cliff Kapson Consulting has over 20 years of experience evaluating the performance of various exterior building envelopes. Various organizations also accredited us to provide inspection services. Our team specializes in the inspection and evaluation of both commercial and residential buildings.

When you are ready to learn more, please call 888-304-3437 and speak with one of our representatives. They answer questions about the benefits of a stucco inspector and can discuss our capabilities in more detail. You can also send us a message by filling out the form found on this page, and we will contact you shortly.