Repair Monitoring of EIFS and Stucco

by Ed Mitchell on January 24, 2014

After the report has been delivers to the homeowners/building owners/mangers the necessary repairs can be made by the qualified repair contractor.

During this process the clients should have an impendent third party monitor this repair work and process to make sure repairs are consistent with manufacturer’s recommended details, local building codes, ASTM standards and/or EIFS/Stucco industry standards.

AmeriSpec has a repair-monitoring program that not only provides “peace of mind” for the client, but also assists homeowners/building owners/managers by providing written documentation of said repairs from an independent third-party. Because most homeowners/building owners/mangers are not qualified to monitor these repairs, we take this stressful part of the repairs process on. We have performed this type of repair monitoring program extensively in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester County of New Jersey.

AmeriSpec will provide homeowners’/building owners/managers with a customized “Repair Protocol” based on the finding during the inspection.  This document can be used when requesting bids and provide a guideline for the required repairs for a successful repair. We can also review the repair bids if the client would like us to.

The key element to the repair monitoring program is that all site visits are randomly scheduled. This allows us to observe real working conditions. We will provide photos from each visit. We are normally contracted to be the “Project Manager” for these repair projects. This allows us to require that all repairs also be photo-documented at the critical stages by the repair contractor. This aspect of the repairs is critical to ensure that all repairs are in are made consistent with manufacturer’s recommended details, local building codes, ASTM standards and/or EIFS/Stucco industry standards.

When problems are observed when these repairs are being made they are documented and are expected to be corrected along with written documentation and photos of corrective action by the contractor prior to our next site visit. Every effort is made to have an open line of communication with the repair contractor throughout the repair process, to ensure proper repairs are made and a timely completion of these repairs can be made.

When the repairs are complete AmeriSpec will submit a letter of completion along with photo-documentation of our site visits.

Ed Mitchell
AmeriSpec Home Inspection Services
Certified Stucco/EIFS inspector through EDI(Exterior Design institute)
Emitchell@AmeriSpec.net
www.amerispec.net/mitchell
www.amerispecnj.com

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