Plymouth, MN, August 2011. Exterior problems can sometimes show up at the most inopportune times. In one of our recent projects, moisture found behind the stucco of this mid 1990’s home, was jeopardizing its pending sale. Working with the two parties and local real estate agent, Barrier Exteriors recommended an intrusive moisture intrusion test be conducted by a quality third party stucco inspector (in this case we used CMT). When the inspection report came back less than ideal, we met with all parties to further educate them on the findings of the report and the various repair strategies that could be used.
It was decided that a full tear off and redo strategy was required to remove all the stucco allowing access to the rot areas and allowing for improvements to the overall wall design. Pan flashing windows, re-framing, installing kick outs flashings, re-insulating, improvements to head flashing and deck ledger design, drainage plane, and at grade protection together became part of the overall solution. James Hardie, Color Plus (Timber Bark) was selected as a quality reside option to the initial stucco cladding.
Most importantly, because Barrier Exteriors was able to complete the project very quickly, and with a high level of quality, the house was ultimately sold to the new buyers.
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