Stucco

I am more familiar with the 3 coat application so when looking at a home with the 1 coat app. and I see a number of cracks (more then there should be) is this fixable with a good paint job or could this be a problem down the road. You can see where repairs have been made. Thanks for your help

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Is it frame constuction? If so it may not be able to hold up to the movement. Carl would know the best.

What makes you think this is a “1 coat” system? Stucco can always be “fixed,” even if you have to start over.

what the inspector & client may need to know & understand

http://www.mnlath-plaster.com/library/documents/RepairingCracksinStucco2.pdf

http://www.wconline.com/Articles/Feature_Article/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000000073752

Yes it is

Probably because when you tap on it, it has a hollow sound :slight_smile:

Thanks for the links Barry

Hollow sound? Could it be EIFS? This is an important item to note in your report.

Look for some information and pics on EIFS and your inspection.

Inspectors have methods they use to discern if EIFS or not… such as looking around penetrations, removing outlet cover (out of SOP) and so on. Some types can easily be identified in the attic, tapping on (you mentioned that one :slight_smile: ) and so on.

Nachi has a course as well… look for the links!

some of the one coat and conventional hard coat is being applied over foam board insulation in this market

may sound like EIFS but really isn’t considered EIFS by industry standards

this seems to be the work-around for munis that have outlawed the usage of EIFS

same old issues just disguised and labeled differently by the industry and building dept.

if you don’t know the difference defer to a specialist

Nick will prolly post the Stucco/EIFS course link soon ;~))

Barry should know He was around when they invented Mortar…

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some of the one coat and conventional hard coat is being applied over foam board insulation in this market

may sound like EIFS but really isn’t considered EIFS by industry standards

this seems to be the work-around for munis that have outlawed the usage of EIFS

same old issues just disguised and labeled differently by the industry and building dept.

You got it Barry, that is exactly what it is, no doubt!!