Stucco Guides

How much does a stucco inspection cost?

A professional stucco inspection should cost from approximately $500 to $1,200 for a typical residential stucco inspection. The actual cost of a stucco inspection will depend on a number of factors such as square footage of the property, location and ease of access. A...

Should I buy a stucco house?

If you are thinking of purchasing a stucco clad house, there are a few things that you should be aware of, and some things you must consider. Firstly, not all stucco homes are created equal, but you should absolutely not dismiss a house just because it has a stucco...

Is stucco damage covered by insurance?

We get asked this question on many occasions, and the answer is always the same, it depends…Homeowners insurance will usually cover damage to stucco caused by things such as a fallen tree, or fire. They often do NOT cover stucco damage caused by lack of maintenance or...

What is a stucco test?

A stucco test, simply put, is an examination of the overall health of a stucco facade followed by a semi detailed mapping of the moisture in the framing of the building behind stucco. In a healthy stucco application, the stucco will be uniform and free from cracks or...

What is involved in a stucco inspection?

A stucco inspection is comprised of a visual inspection and photographs, followed by a moisture probe inspection of the framing and wood sheathing located behind the stucco. The visual inspection looks at the general overall appearance of the stucco application. The...

Why hire a separate stucco inspector?

Whether you are buying or selling a home or just trying to conduct regular maintenance, its noteworthy to understand the difference between a standard home inspection and a stucco inspection. A stucco inspection is considered a specialty inspection service.First, why...

Winter is Coming

Did you ever drive down the highway past a rocky outcrop and noticed all the pieces of fallen rock at the side of the road? Did you ever wonder how the pieces of solid rock became shards and rubble on the side of the road? That is the power of winter weather. It can...

Moisture Probe Test vs Thermal Imaging

Many people are horrified by the thought of drilling holes through the stucco facade of their home.  This leads them to pursue other avenues such as thermal imaging to determine the health of their stucco. The truth is, the holes required for a probe test are tiny...

3 Common Stucco Myths

1) My stucco looks good so I have no problems. Wrong! The vast majority of failed stucco problems are hidden behind the stucco. Sheathing rots and disintegrates over the course of time, framing members become waterlogged and moldy, subfloor materials become soft as...

Top 3 Reasons to Test Your Stucco

1)    Protect Your Investment Your home is likely the most important purchase you will make in your lifetime. Failing stucco can devalue your home as much as 80% in extreme cases.  Even small stucco problems will reduce your home’s value by 20 to 30 percent.  Fixing...

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