Stucco Moisture Testing
S.P.T. Home Inspection Services offers home inspection services for residents and businesses in Montgomery County, Bucks Country, Chester County, Philadelphia County, Delaware County, and Berks County. S.P.T. Home Services also provides inspection services for Philadelphia. Our inspectors are insured and licensed, and receive training from ASHI.
Our Inspection Process and Methods
For new home buyers and curent 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, 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.
The inspector drills two holes an inch apart in the stucco wall.
The inspector inserts a moisture meter to test the substance behind the stucco.
Inspects are primarily concerned with testing portions of the home above the foundation.
Testing areas can include, but are not limited to, the most exposed areas such as first floor windows and roof-wall sections.
The inspector will note and document any indication of decay or if the tested area appears firm and dry.
After the inspection, the inspector cleans each hole and fills it with a professional sealant that matches the stucco’s original color.
An excellent reason to scehdule stucco moisture testing is that it can help detect damage from floods, water leakage, mold, and mildew.
Our trained inspectors can determine if your home has stucco or EIFS. They can tell the difference and conduct their inspection process accordingly. Water damage can occur with both stucco and EIFS type walls. Water damage can also lead to unsafe living conditions. We are happy to give customers an estimate based visual and probe inspection testing.
Thanks, Steve! The inspection is very useful! I am so impressed with your expertise: you are truly a professional inspector. We will definitely recommend you to our friends if they need a home inspection. 🙂 And thanks again for the service. We are very satisfied. 🙂
Stephen, My wife looked over your Report and found it to be very thorough. We were not really surprised by anything, and we want to thank you very much for your work on short notice.
Stephen was very knowledgeable, professional, detailed and courteous. He puts the customer first! I highly recommend Stephen to anyone looking for a solid home inspector.
Thanks for our inspection earlier this week Steve, your professionalism, knowledge and quality report was above and beyond what we expected.
Very knowledgeable, nice, quick and was a definite expert. Thank you Steven you were the best.
Stephen was very accommodating with schedule and getting us the reports back in time. He was clearly knowledgeable, and very easy to work with.
I am very satisfied with Mr. Stephen Thompson professional home inspection services. He took urgent request and did great job. The report was very helpful and nicely presented. I’d use him next time when I need the same services.
Very friendly and professional. Was extremely responsive. Did a thorough inspection and followed up when we hadn’t read the online report right away to ensure we had received it. Very fair price as well.
Very friendly and informative. I was satisfied with his knowledge and grateful for his suggestions and advice.