Category: Stucco Inspection
Stucco Cracking – What Does It Mean?
The first thing we need to understand is the difference between “cracking” and “delamination” and it is not always readily apparent. Delamination will always cause “cracking”, but “cracking” will not cause “delamination”.
The Top 5 Repairs Needed on Florida Homes
Property360 has over 30 years of experience inspecting resale homes. We find commonality in neglected maintenance or general obsolescence in building materials/components in the age groups of the homes we inspect. Some of these defects are clearly visible while some have been covered or hidden with partial repairs/upgrades. Some homeowners are simply better with routine […]
Home Inspectors Jacksonville
A Homeowners Worst Nightmare
I knew the wall in this home would be water damaged. Without this hole in the wall, how would you know the wall in your home was rotting? Even more importantly, how would your home inspector know?
Adhered Manufactured Stone Veneer (AMSV)
You’re buying a home and it has Adhered Manufactured Stone Veneer (AMSV). What do you know about it? Better yet, what does your home inspector know about it?
Home Inspectors In St. Augustine, FL
St. Augustine, FL is a vibrant community with a rich heritage, but it also has many older homes, and it is well known as a hot spot for termites. In fact, it has one of the highest infestation rates in the state for both the Eastern and Formosan subterranean termite. Hiring an inexperienced home inspector […]
Florida Home Inspections
Home Inspectors in Jacksonville, FL
There are a lot of home inspectors in the Jacksonville, Florida metro area. Some are good and some are not so good. Some are very experienced and some almost have no experience. Some will rave about the number of reviews they have while downplaying their actual experience or qualifications beyond that of a home inspector […]
Florida home inspection
What Should Your Home Inspection Report Tell You?
The State of Florida regulates home inspectors and by law, home inspectors must convey basic information included in the Standards of Practice for a Home Inspector. This includes a visual inspection of the primary building components such as the plumbing, electrical, exterior, roof, built-in appliances, and site conditions that may affect the structure. The Inspector […]
Florida Home Inspections
Florida Home Inspector Qualifications
When is a Florida home inspector “appropriately qualified” to render an opinion, make a recommendation, or predict failure of any building component? Unfortunately, most real estate agents and home inspectors alike have no clue even though it is clearly defined by the Florida statute (FAC 61-30).
Exterior Insulated Finish (EIFS) and Stucco Wall Cladding Systems
Many homes and commercial buildings are constructed with Exterior Insulated Finish (EIFS) and stucco wall cladding systems. The use of EIFS in residential construction was first introduced to the USA in 1969 by Dryvit who brought the technology here from Germany. EIFS was invented following WWII as an energy and cost savings method of […]