EIFS Synthetic Stucco Inspections
EIFS Synthetic Stucco home inspection services in Atlanta GA.
Unfortunately, a visual inspection cannot tell the whole story and until invasive testing becomes standardized and sufficient data becomes available for our area, concealed damage in synthetic stucco houses will remain a question mark. If you were planning to purchase or sell a home with EIFS or Synthetic Stucco we recommend a full stucco inspection be performed by a certified stucco inspector and included with your closing documents.
The purpose of a stucco inspection is to help assess the condition of the stucco system by looking for visible installation flaws, inadequate water diversion and sealant failures and to evaluate the wall sheathing/framing behind the system for elevated moisture levels. Please note that the provision of a scope of work for remedial repairs is not the purpose of most stucco inspections. Further investigation may be needed to determine the extent of water damage, if any, and how best to modify your stucco home to address any moisture problems that may be indicated by a stucco inspection.
A basic stucco inspection should include the following:
- A visual examination of the condition of the stucco, exterior sealants, flashing, windows, doors, roof-to-stucco transitions, parapets, gutters, deck-to-building connections, stucco terminations and any penetrations through the stucco system.
- A moisture inspection of the EIFS system using a Tramex Wet Wall Detector and a Delmhorst BD-2100 moisture meter or the like.
- Preparing a report of our observations of potential problem areas.
- Providing detailed information on typical moisture-related problems in stucco homes to assist you in maintaining the value of your home.
Servicing the greater Atlanta, Marietta, Decatur, Norcross, Johns Creek, Duluth, Alpharetta, Fayetteville, Newnan, Kennesaw, Peachtree City, Roswell, Smyrna, Woodstock, Austell, Acworth, North Metro, Lilburn, Turin, Conley, Sargent, Union City, Ellenwood, Avondale Estates, Holly Springs, Palmetto, Suwanee, Sharpsburg, Tyrone, Clarkston, Clarkdale, Fairburn, Moreland, Mableton, Senoia, Red Oak, and Powder Springs Georgia region.