For new home buyers and current homeowners, it is important to inspect the home for stucco moisture intrusion. Our inspection process involves two phases. First, we conduct a visual inspection of installation standards and methods. We take a close look at the materials used, the present condition of the stucco, and the overall workmanship. The visual inspection may include a moisture scan (non-invasive) along with a camera scan that uses infrared and thermal imaging technologies. Our inspectors will recommend an invasive probe inspection if they find any stucco deficiencies.
The inspector drills several holes side by side for an invasive moisture test. He or she then inserts a probe in the wall to check for moisture behind the cladding using a moisture meter. This is one of the most accurate methods used to determine if water is present or has caused water damage. Inside the home, the inspector dills holes in the interior wall and inserts a moisture probe through the wall.