2004 model home with a balcony off a upstairs bedroom, the white “stuff” that looks like its dripping down over the flashing under the tile of the balcony breaks off and can be crushed into sand. The stucco ceiling below shows staining and cracking. the tile on top of the deck has the same white material in multiple areas of the grout.
Efflorescence is what I assume the white material to be. the tree growing is at the edge of the balcony against the block wall of the house. There are french doors below that show signs of previous moisture ( rusted latches, staining of the blinds and staining at the bottom of the baseboards) No active moisture present at the time of inspection.
Any additional thoughts for the write up? has anyone come across this before? what were the solutions/causes?
thanks Oh by the way, this house sold originally in 04 for 450k, next sale was 1.2 mil in 06, then short sold in 10 for 311k! Realtor bought it and flipping it over, not sure what its going for now. But I asked the listing agent/seller about the leak, he had no idea and it did not come up in the inspection that he had done. Recommended my services for his next purchase.