|Service: Stucco Remediation
|Description: After a house in Harrison New Jersey having leaking windows, a stucco inspection was performed with moisture readings. Many of the readings came back high representing damage. The only way to fix this properly was to tear off all the stucco in order to reinstall a stucco drainage system and to pull all the windows in order to flash them properly with the drainage system of the stucco.
- Before picture of the stucco remediation.
- Damaged caused from not having a kick-out diverter.
- Improper window flashing caused damage to the OSB sheathing and mold growth.
- Improper integration of window flashing with stucco building paper caused damage and mold growth under the window.
- No kick-out diverter caused damage and mold growth.
- There was only 1 layer of building paper and it was not lapped properly in this particular area. Also notice how the building paper to the right was installed diagonally with improper lapping.
- Close up of damage and mold growth caused by not having a kick-out diverter.
- Partial reconstruction of the framing and rough opening. Also, what looks like white paint is actually an antimicrobial chemical that kills and seals any mold on the framing members. It also prevent future mold growth on top of its surface after applied. This antimicrobial chemical is called “Aftershock”.
- Application of “Aftershock” mold chemical.
- Antimicrobial chemical “Aftershock” is applied on the framing members with mold that cannot be removed.
- Completed mold remediation along with proper window flashing installed.
- Severe damage to studs, rim board and insulation from improper window flashing.
- Aftershock mold chemical used where framing members cannot be removed.
- New OSB sheathing installed.
- Kick-out diverter installed properly.
- Rough opening of the door flashed.
- Door installed with flashing.
- Kick-out diverter installation.
- Vertical chalk lines represent studs in order for the staples that hold up the wire lathe to only go into the studs.
- Studs marked with chalk lines.
- Completed stucco remediation.