Hello, I am doing an inspection on the house I rent, just for practice and I’m taking my state exam soon.
I’ve determined that part of the siding is EIFS I suspected it from the beginning because tapping on it sounded hollow.
I went to where the water faucet is and the stucco is cracked so I stuck my finger in there and could feel the foam backing.
If I were to inspect this house right now I would report it as
EIFS stucco needing further review by a qualifed EIFS stucco contractor because
- There does not appear to be any weep screed
- The siding comes completely down to the ground in some areas
- There are several cracks in need of repair allowing water infiltration
- Several areas are not caulked when adjoining different siding.
Please see pictures and tell me if I would be correct notice how far down the stucco comes and I can’t see any weep screed whatsoever.