Pre-repair mold testing is always a good practice. Sometimes finding the exact source of the mold can be frustrating and difficult. Mold spores are everywhere – inside homes, up in the attic, in a home’s yard outside, living rooms, kitchens, etc. It is a question really of how much and what species of mold that is present. Some molds are worse than others in terms of toxicity. If a building smells moldy, for instance, hidden mold could be the culprit, but perhaps the source cannot be pinpointed. If it is known that there has been water damage and health problems are being reported then is it usually safe to assume that mold growth is present. Modern building materials like wood, drywall, wallpaper, and fabric are excellent food sources for mold, while synthetic stucco building technology can leak and trap moisture inside. Home appliances like washers, dryers and dishwashers also generate water vapors which again create the type of thriving environment conducive to mold infestation.Read More
A construction problem is rotting local homes and forcing homeowners to pay six figures just to keep them standing.
“Nobody could imagine what it’s like to have your home in shambles,” said Lisa O’Day.
Rotting from the inside out.
This has been by far the hardest thing I’ve ever been through in my life,” said O’Day. The O’Days must spend upwards of $200,000 to keep their million-dollar home from falling apart.
“The longer you wait the worse the damage and I have seen walls buckle. I mean houses quite literally start to collapse,” says Blaine Illingworth, a certified home inspector and national expert on stucco application. He says as contractors rushed to finish houses during the building boom of the last decade or so, they often applied stucco improperly and took short cuts.Read More
When you are looking for a stucco home you need to be sure to order inspections. A stucco inspection and repair company provides a guarantee and an estimate of about $8,000 to a stucco homeowner that had his house for sale. In fine print, nearly $13,000 in additional repairs are mentioned, but represented as “only necessary if the areas are found to be moisture...Read More
There are a variety of issues surrounding synthetic and hardcoat stucco homes – the negative stigma associated with stucco homes and a reluctance by agents to buy or sell the stucco homes are just two. Many of the issues can be mitigated by having a MoistureFree Warranty protecting the home. A MoistureFree Warranty on the home will preserve the home’s value, protect...Read More
MoistureFree Stucco Home Warranty Benefits: Fully Transferable – new owners automatically receive the benefit of any remaining warranty protection on the home, and there are no transfer fees. Up to 5 Years and $150,000 of Warranty Protection – Base coverage starts at $10,000 with multiple policy options up to $150,000. 1, 3, and 5-Year Warranties are...Read More