Exterior Stucco

Originally Posted By: rchoreyii
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Originally Posted By: jpope
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than settlement cracks. It appears that there is much more stress than simple settlement. I would classify them as indications of movement.


I would certainly have no problem deferring those to a specialist, especially considering your ground is much more dormant than my shaky state.


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Jeff,


Which type of specialist? A stucco contractor, a geologist or a structural engineer?



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Originally Posted By: jpope
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At minimum, a general contractor, it’s certainly more than what would require a stucco contractor.


Depending on other conditions around and inside, it's quite possible that a structural engineer may be necessary.


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Originally Posted By: rchoreyii
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Thanks,


I’ll know more when I get into the townhouse tomorrow.



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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! icon_idea.gif


Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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Richard,


That looks more like EIFS or stucco applied over cement board to me than true stucco on block. Is that correct?

If so, you have different worries than movement.


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Blaine,


It is not installed over block. This is a stucco frame building/townhouse.



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