Stucco Frequently Asked Questions

1) Question: “I’m buying a home and my inspector says I need a stucco expert. Do I?”

2) Question: “I’m buying a home and my inspector says the house needs weep screeds. Does it?”

3) Question: “What is a weep screed?”

4) Question: “I’m buying a home and my inspector says the house needs kick-out flashings. Does it?”

5) Question: “What is a kick-out flashing?”

6) Question: “What is E.I.F.S (synthetic stucco) and why is it so bad?”

7) Question: “I hear that today’s stucco homes are built correctly and that the problems exist only on older homes. Is this true?”

8) Question: “I’ve got this guy who says he’ll do it a lot cheaper. Why does it cost so much to fix my house?”

9) Question: “Does stucco leak?”

10) Question: “Do doors and windows leak?”

11) Question: “Does Elastomeric paint prevent leaks?”

12) Question: “What would be signs of water intrusion damage being covered up?”

13) Question: “Can you just do patch work to fix leaks?”

14) Question: “Can serious structural damage occur from water leaks?”

15) Question: “Does replacing windows help stop leaks?”

16) Question: “If my house leaks now how come I don’t see water inside?”

17) Question: “My house was built to code, isn’t that enough ?”

18) Question: “Will an infrared scan indicated leaks?”

19) Question: “How can testing be done to determine if there is damage?”