Certified Stucco Inspection Experts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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While stucco is an excellent decorative choice for the majority of property owners, they still need proper maintenance to last long. Poorly done stucco can eventually cause leaks, mold, and various structural damages. Fortunately, with the help of professionals like Fort Lauderdale Stucco Company, these issues can be detected early enough to avoid stucco removal.

Fort Lauderdale Stucco Company proudly serves all properties throughout Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Weston, Florida, Cooper City, Florida, Parkland, Florida, and Davie Florida. We offer comprehensive stucco inspections at the most reasonable prices. 

A stucco inspection is most common when someone is considering the purchase of a stucco home. They are aware of the potential problems that can exist with stucco-clad homes. A stucco inspection is also good for a property owner who is concerned with maintaining their stucco exterior and would like advice on what signs to look for that may lead to stucco repair in the future.

What is a Stucco Inspection?

Stucco is a type of exterior plaster that is applied as a coating directly onto masonry or wood-frame structure. The materials contained in stucco include aggregate, a binder, and water. 

Generally, it is applied wet and gradually toughens into a very dense solid state. Most property owners use it as a siding material due to its attractiveness, durability, and relatively low-maintenance exterior finish. 

Stucco inspection is a series of tests and analyses performed on your home’s interior and exterior surfaces to determine moisture levels. These tests may include the use of moisture reading and special equipment for use on your home’s surfaces.

Due to stucco’s permeability, proper installation is very important. As part of your home inspection, some details like weep screeds, expansion joints, head flashings, joints around windows and doors, and kick-out flashings can be visually inspected. However, the majority of the fine details, such as drainage planes, window and door flashings, and moisture barriers that are behind the stucco also need to be looked at.

Thus, to comprehensively assess the performance of the system, the wall’s interior wood behind the stucco and brick must be tested as well by a certified home inspector.

What Are The Different Levels Of The Inspections?

Fort Lauderdale Stucco Company offers three levels of stucco inspections:

First Level-Siding Identification

This phase includes visual identification of the type of stucco siding in your home as well as any condition that may appear as a potential glitch to the inspection process. Some details concerning siding installation faults or oversights that can present problems, for instance, are conditions that create moisture intrusion, that is taken into consideration. However, this phase does not dwell too much on improperly installed siding or moisture penetration.

Second Level Non-Invasive Inspection

This phase focuses on performing a comprehensive visual inspection of the exterior siding to identify physically damaged spots and any improper installation. This level entails the inspection of:

  • Window and door frames
  • Flashings and visible edges
  • Siding penetrations: hose bibs, utility systems, wires, electrical, plumbing fixtures, and other areas of concern.

This inspection is aimed at detailing the deficiencies detected regarding the installation as well as the extent of damage to the stucco sidings. A more non-invasive assessment for moisture penetration is performed using specialized equipment, for example, infrared technology, which helps detect temperature variations on the surface as a result of trapped moisture beneath the stucco cladding.

Third Level- Invasive Inspection

This phase includes visual assessment and penetration of the siding in areas identified as having moisture using specialized probes to contact the substrate. Recording moisture meter readings are critical to authenticate information collected in the two previous steps.

To properly and precisely obtain moisture meter readings, two-quarter-inch holes are drilled in the stucco finish in spots suspected of having elevated moisture levels. After the readings and photographs are taken, the holes are then sealed using a caulking material to protect holes from further damage.

Why Should You Perform an Inspection?

Stucco being a durable and attractive exterior finish, if properly maintained, can stand the test of time and be incredibly appealing. However, it is virtually impossible to determine the level of damage to the wood sheathing under the stucco devoid of precise moisture probe testing. Successfully performing a stucco inspection benefits you, as a homeowner in the following ways:

Offers Exceptional Peace Of Mind

Once we conduct a stucco inspection in your home, we will issue you with a Moisture Free Warranty that helps ease the concerns of potential homebuyers while selling your stucco home. The buyers are guaranteed that your home is moisture-free and worth every penny. This can substantially reduce the period your home is on the market by nearly 50%.

No Excessive Repairs Needed

Our stucco inspection helps you identify the essential repairs to perform and avoid making unnecessary repairs that may cost you hugely. Our stucco inspector helps you understand the necessary modifications to be done, and advises you on the typical costs for those repairs.

Minimal Maintenance Costs

After the stucco inspection is conducted in your home, you are saved from costly damage that may have gone undetected. Moreover, you are also protected from incurring huge costs on maintenance in the future.

The Stucco Inspection Experts

We at Fort Lauderdale Stucco Company are certified in stucco inspections in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our stucco contractors know where to look, and what to look for. We provide full inspection reports with photos, information, and exact moisture content for your peace of mind.

We are a locally owned and operated company, offering quality services to both our commercial and residential customers. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or lease a building, be sure to call us before anyone else. You can count on our contractors for all your stucco-related needs. 

Give Us a Call Today!

To receive free estimates. Fort Lauderdale Stucco Company proudly serves residential and commercial properties throughout Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the surrounding areas.