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EIFS / Synthetic Stucco Inspection

EIFS (Exterior Insulating Finishing System) or Synthetic Stucco is a product that has been in use on residential homes for the past fifteen years. Moisture problems related to improperly installed EIFS or unforgiving design has lead to major structural problems, mold infestation, and litigation. Most times, moisture problems exist with little or no visible evidence. H&J Freile has an EDI certified inspector on staff to inspect and provide additional information on this product. The basic inspection will include a visual examination of the condition of the stucco, exterior sealants, flashing, windows, doors, roof-to-stucco transitions, parapets, gutters, deck-to building connections, stucco terminations, and any penetrations through the stucco. A random electronic moisture scan of the building elevations clad with EIFS will be conducted. High readings will be probed and verified. An impact resistance test will be performed on sheathing at verified high moisture areas. A report of our observations of potential problem areas, a record of any high readings found, and recommendations for further evaluation and repair will be provided.