Why Inspect stucco
Many stucco applications completed within the past 15 to 25 years are improperly installed and it is estimated that more than 90% of all stucco applications in the area , installed within this time frame, are improperly installed. Improperly installed stucco can lead to leaks, mold, and structural damages.
Most damage caused by poorly installed stucco go unseen for years because it is inside the wall and a professional stucco inspection can help detect these issues.
Level i inspection
The Level I Stucco Inspection is observational only. A visual record of what can be visually observed in detailed notes is made as well as recommendations of corrective measure that can easily be made. We use a high-quality thermal imaging camera in addition to the observations the inspector makes visually. The inspection includes but is not limited too, evidence of mold, staining damage and cracking. Were the manufacturer and industry standards of installation followed? And are the proper components such as flashing, weep screed, control joints etc. missing or installed correctly?
Level II inspection
The Level II Stucco Inspections expands the scope of work and includes invasive system penetrations. The second level of Stucco Inspections include moisture readings using a probe and when needed a core sample. The moisture readings in our level II Stucco Inspections often can determine if there is a damaged substrate behind the stucco when readings are high. The cost of a Level II Stucco Inspection varies depending on the area to be covered and the number of test points required. BATTEN TO BEAM INSPECTIONS partners with a well regarded third party inspector for all Level II Stucco inspections.