Here’s an expensive stucco home I inspected 2 years ago. At that time, I noticed some staining on the stucco and recommended it be evaluated by a stucco specialist. This week, I was asked to revisit the home…the staining is worse. The homeowner, my client, said a stucco ‘specialist’ did revisit the home after I issued my report and he “patched” the stucco.
Notice the stains beneath the EIFS trimmed windows. Also, notice the heavy stains beneath the 2nd level tiled surface patio. Water was seeping out from beneath the flashing. You’ll see that in one of the photos.
Also, notice the wet areas beneath a gutter (we’ve had recent snow and rain here). There is kickout flashing above the gutter.
Also, the stucco on other large walls of the home has lots of long, narrow cracks in it that weren’t there 2 years ago.
There are not many stucco homes around here, but I don’t think they are supposed to stain like this. Your thoughts on these issues please.