Here in the sunshine state we are getting a lot of rain water intrusion on new homes.
In some cases it is penetrating right through the stucco and CBS…
I have found that pretty much every builder in florida from centex to mercedes and DR Horton and many others has had problems.
I know that much of the penetration can come from the expansion joints, especially at the joint between top and bottom floor…and of course openings like windows…
However, I’m finding that the water appears to be simply penetrating right through a solid wall. No cracks in the stucco or anything.
Is this because the builder skimped on a sealer or paint?
They have a water removal company with blowers in the homes right now and they have found mold at the baseboards.