EIFS &Hard Coat Stucco Inspections in the greater Atlanta area.
If interested in scheduling an Atlanta area inspection, please fill out this web form providing all requested information. The inquiry will be acknowledged with a reply email message followed with a phone call to discuss inspection details, availability and pricing.
Lance Reid joined Stucco Inspections in 2007 and is EDI certified/GA #90 and ASHI Certified Home Inspector #592. He is a University of West Georgia graduate and was a NCAA collegiate athlete. Lance worked for several local municipalities managing facility capital improvements and developing community relationships. He has been in the construction industry since 2000. He has managed all aspects of new residential construction including site development. Lance has managed numerous commercial construction sites and has also experience in the bidding process.
In 2012, Lance became one of two state certified ASHI Instructors for the ASHI School based out of Chicago, IL. He currently teaches the ASHI Home Inspector Course for the state of Georgia.
Lance possesses a keen eye for detail and is very efficient. Due to these characteristics, clients refer to him as “an extremely thorough inspector for both stucco and home inspections.”
Atlanta Stucco Inspections
The Scope of Inspections
I. Visual Inspection Atlanta
A. Interior (if needed) – check for moisture stains in basement areas and other accessible areas, with special detailed given to problem areas and areas pointed out by the homeowner.
B. Exterior – determine the type of the system (EIFS, hard coat stucco, or other). Check for obvious problems with the system, such as nicks or dings, setting or stress seams, flashing, the utility penetrations, and the conditions of the windows and doors.
C. Diagram the home locating all the penetrations of the system, the windows/doors, utility penetrations, roof terminations, decks, and other penetrations.
II. Moisture Testing Atlanta
A. Non-invasive testing using a Tramex Wet Wall Detector is conducted around all windows/doors, utility penetration, roof terminations, decks, aesthetic joints, and other areas to detect a change of density of substrate. Where areas are considered questionable, they are recorded on the home diagram.
B. Invasive testing, using a Delmhorst BD-2000 moisture meter, a deep wall probe which gives a percent of moisture in the substrate. These moisture readings are recorded on the diagram and used to make further recommendations to correct the moisture intrusion points. All probe holes are sealed with a sealant.
C. Moisture Guidelines, established by the Nationals Home Builders Research Center
less than 19-20% are acceptable moisture readings
20% to 30%, further inspection is required to inspect for substrate damage or deterioration, checking adjacent areas, and recommend repairs to correct the source of the moisture
greater than 30%, repair the source of the moisture and check for structural damage
D. Stucco Inspections will recommend qualified, licensed contractors to retrofit the areas of concern. Stucco Inspections is not affiliated with any repair or retrofit contractors.
III. Follow up Atlanta inspections are made as needed and consulting on areas of concern is always available to our clients.
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