Services > Stucco Testing - Warrington area
The industry estimates that 80 to 90 percent of all stucco homeowners will experience some degree of moisture problems with their home.
The term "stucco" describes a type of exterior plaster applied as a two or three part coating directly onto masonry, or applied over wood or metal lath. While you may not see it, moisture that gets trapped behind your stucco walls is doing damage every day it is left untreated.
The first step to stopping the damage is to have your house thoroughly tested for moisture problems. Only a comprehensive professional moisture intrusion inspection can identify the issues behind the stucco. There are many different methods and tools that can be used to identify potential trouble spots. Regardless of how suspect areas are identified, you cannot know exactly how much moisture is trapped without penetrating the stucco and directly measuring the moisture content of the building materials inside. An intrusive probe is required for the determination of specific moisture content. The level of moisture content of the homes substrate, including recent weather conditions, tells us how the issues need to be addressed.
The inspector reviews the areas of concern at the time of the inspection and provides a report that includes moisture levels, problem areas, and information about windows, caulking, flashing, and other pertinent information pertaining to stucco. To learn more about stucco, click here.
Certified EDI EIFS/Stucco inspector.