I have warned home owners that contracting directly with a stucco installer to repair/remediate their stucco damage can be problematic. In this case it is dangerous. Always have a Stucco Professional protect your interest.
Part of the stucco of the second floor
of this home has been removed due
to stucco damage. A crew has
reinstalled the Tyvek. This is Tyvek
Home Wrap. Tyvek Stucco Wrap should
be used under stucco. Notice that the
Tyvek has been installed in small pieces
and in different directions.
Tyvek is manufactured in long rolls
so the joints where water can enter are
DuPont provides easily understood
and easily accessed installation
instructions. This is not DuPont’s fault
in any way.
The Tyvek Joints are not taped.
Water can enter the home and
The Tyvek is not finished around the
windows. This will allow water to
enter the home and cause damage to
They did not remove all the damaged
stucco. There are too many layers of
Black Construction Paper. This will
hold water and cause the
stucco to fail. Why save a small
amount of damaged stucco?
The scaffolding is not high enough.
(there is no safety rails either)
The rusted wire lath is left.
This will continue to rust after
the new stucco is applied.
The rust pushes out and damages
The stucco was removed at the corner
by beating the stucco with a hammer.
No thought was given on how to
properly join the new and old stucco.
This area will certainly fail again.
Below, there is more damaged
stucco that is being overlooked.