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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Cracks in Exterior Stucco Wall Surfaces

Article Number

4.22

Condition

CRACKS IN EXTERIOR STUCCO WALL SURFACES

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Stucco that relies on face-sealing to shed water shall have no cracks or gaps that will allow water penetration. Stucco on a drained cladding system shall not have unintentional gaps or cracks visible from a distance of not less than 6 m.

Warranty

Two-Year - Cladding Detachment, Displacement or Deterioration. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance is not covered by the statutory warranty.

Action

Stucco finish not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Stucco includes traditional Portland cement-based stucco as well as synthetic stucco whether forming part of an exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) or not. Caulking and sealants require regular maintenance to ensure effectiveness. The colour or texture of repaired areas shall match the existing so as not to be visible from a distance of 6 m under normal lighting conditions. See Also: 4.23 EXTERIOR STUCCO IS PEELING OR BUBBLING

  

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