Originally Posted By: whandley
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Pictures one and two appear to be mapping cracks, and maybe caused by
lack of proper drying time between the stucco scratch, brown and finish
coats. Mapping cracks can also occur when the finish coat is installed
unevenly and or to thin. Picture three, any chance we’re experiencing
water intrusion at the railing and or the support beam assembly? moisture can change the size and configuration of wood framing members up to
10% in some cases, (Expansion/contraction differential). I’d advise a stucco contractor first with follow up by a structural party as needed. All
to be performed of course “PRIOR TO CLOSE OF ESCROW”. Stucco
contractors may inspect and issue an estimate for repair without charge to your client, that will not be the case with a structural engineer and or
geologist. Good Luck!