|It is sad that this beautiful modernistic
eaten up with rot after 4 short years.
The finish coat material is the same highly toxic
synthetic finish used on EIFS. It is a rubbery
paint with plastic sand.
|The main source of the severe rot is the
flashing and the poor workmanship.
Note how under the window is level, allowing
water to run back into the house, and soak in
the fake stucco.
|A flimsy piece of Tyvek was put on before
the fake stucco. The tyvek doesn't even go
under the window.
||You can see the water stain behind where
the metal expansion joint was.
|The back side of the metal expansion joint
it has holes and is badly rusted.
These joints leak.
|The American Portland
recommends tar paper for cement stucco, and not Tyvek. Deteriorated Tyvek shows rips everywhere there was a nail. This is why we usually tear off the Tyvek. If someone insists on leaving on the Tyvek, we nail a layer of tar paper over top.
|Tell me what is keeping
this house from leaking.
Wouldn't you be mad if your competition was this incompetent.?
|We removed the offensive
garbage by cutting
the wall about every three feet with a diamond
blade, and pried off the fake stucco in panels.
|The framing under the
windows is cut
back with a reciprocating saw.
The plan is to insert a stiff piece of metal up
under the flange on the window at an angle.
Please check back to see how we rescue this house.