If you are considering the purchase of a stucco home, there are always potential risks that need to be addressed before you sign on the dotted line. A stucco finish offers a unique beauty and durability that is unmatched, but you need to ensure it has been properly installed and maintained. All-Pro Home Inspections can help you to avoid inheriting someone else’s problems with one of our stucco inspections. We’ll go over some of the problems we can help you to avoid, as well as the steps we take in our stucco inspections.
Why You Should Schedule a Stucco Inspection
If you are buying a home with a stucco finish, a stucco inspection will help you to be aware of any potential issues that are present so that you can make an informed decision. Both hard coat and synthetic stucco (EIFS) have been known to retain moisture underneath the surface of the siding. This moisture is not visible to homeowners and often results in damage to the stucco. You could also experience problems due to improper installation of the stucco, especially the synthetic variation.
The Four Steps of a Stucco Inspection
The experts at All-Pro Home Inspections will first use probe meters and moisture scanners to determine the moisture levels underneath the stucco. Next, our inspectors will record any defects, including improper moisture levels, faulty installation, missing flashing or caulking, or anything else that needs to be noted. We will share our best tips with you on how to best maintain and care for your type of stucco siding. At the conclusion of the inspection, we will provide you with a comprehensive report of our findings, complete with pictures, areas of concern, and our recommendations for repairs.
Schedule Your Inspection Today
All-Pro has assessed thousands of homes since 2008 and will help you to make a solid home-buying decision. In addition to our stucco inspections, we offer complete home inspections, radon testing, sewer line evaluations, and more. Contact us today at (615) 337-1277 to get a quote or schedule your inspection. We serve Nashville and the surrounding areas of Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, and Murfreesboro, as well as the counties of Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson, and Cheatham.