Defective Stucco Lawyer
Stucco is a popular way to clad homes in coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Installed property, traditional Portland cement stucco can be an appropriate cladding for a home. In addition to traditional Portland cement cladding, some manufacturers have introduced various synthetic stucco products. Some synthetic stucco products, like the Exterior Insulation and Finish System (“EIFS”), perform poorly and can cause serious damage.
Regardless of the type of stucco system used, stucco must be properly applied. The building framing must be properly prepared and waterproofed. Oftentimes, the stucco applicator is responsible for properly applying building paper to the home’s framing prior to installing the stucco system. If building paper is improperly applied, or improperly lapped over flashing materials, a home can be seriously damaged.
In order to correctly install a stucco cladding system an applicator must be knowledgeable about how the system will drain. A system of flashing and weep screeds are needed to ensure that moisture is able to drain from behind the stucco cladding. Without an appropriate drainage system, stucco exteriors can lead to water intrusion and wood rot.
Oftentimes stucco problems are apparent from the outside of the home or building. For instance, negligent stucco application can lead to cracking in the stucco cladding. Other times, the damage is concealed behind the stucco system.
If you have experienced problems with cracking stucco, moisture intrusion behind stucco, improper stucco application, leaking stucco, improper weep screeds, or any other stucco defect, contact the Taylor Anderson Law Firm. Taylor handles defective construction cases throughout South Carolina and Georgia, including Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Edisto Beach, Fripp Island, Hilton Head, Savannah, and St. Simons. Whether you own a single family home, condominium, or commercial building, if you believe that your property has a defective stucco system, call The Taylor Anderson law firm now.