IRC Building Codes, could we be repeating history? By now, everyone should be aware of the moisture problems that exist in homes, and especially in stucco-clad homes. Our own testing shows that 90% of stucco homes built in the mid-80’s through the 90’s have major moisture problems causing structural damages that most people can’t even […]
We recently completed a survey of 1,938 homes we had probetested and analyzed for moisture intrusion, the majority of which had been built after mid-1980. The results are alarming. 63 percent of the stucco homes, 52 percent of the wood homes and 47 percent of the brick homes had structural damage – rotted wood – […]
Interior moisture testing or Exterior moisture testing. Which is more effective. There has long been a dispute as to whether moisture testing the external walls of a structure should be performed from the interior or from the exterior. The nationally accepted practices favor exterior probe testing because water typically winds up on the exterior side […]
Everyone involved in a real estate transaction wants the deal to go through – preferably with as few speed bumps as possible. There are many factors that affect the facilitation of a sale – financing, restricted inventory, contingencies on other sales and a plethora of other possible points of contention. All of these are in […]
What is the M-word? Most people reply, mold. Understandable considering mold is a common concern in the housing industry. Most folks don’t like to hear this, but the reality is that mold is everywhere, and unless you’re wearing a mask, you are breathing in mold as you read this article.