EIFS / Synthetic Stucco Inspection
(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.