Originally Posted By: dcrist
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This is my first post. I view the board quite often and I appreciate the value of the information that I am able to receive from it. Thank you all.
This week I inspected two different houses with what appears to be efflorescence. I am not sure what the cause is.
The first has a traditional (mortar) stucco exterior. Many of the weep holes along the bottom edge are blocked. There are some cracks in the walls. There are not expansion joints. The efflorescence is located in various locations around the house.
The second house has brick veneer in the area that the apparent efflorescence is located. There is what appears to be a build up of calcium in the weep holes. What could cause this build up?
Does the presence of efflorescence indicate possible moisture within the wall?
How do I best advise the buyer?
Thanks for any helr
p.s. I did try to include pictures with no success.