Originally Posted By: jburkeson
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Performed a 11-month warranty inspection on a 2-story home today, the first floor is block the 2nd floor is frame, the exterior finish is stucco. The owner reports that the house suffered water intrusion around the windows and interior wall areas during the hurricanes. The stucco over frame shows many fine cracks which the builder has caulked. My question is... should the expansion joint between the first and second floor also provide a weep screed? This one looks solid, or someone caulked the holes thinking that was the problem.
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I am hoping that someone can comment on this issue, to me it seems like moisture is being trapped behind the wall and eventually finding its way into the interior of the house.
Joseph Burkeson, RPI (Hooperette)
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