Construction Performance Guidelines
CRACKS IN EXTERIOR STUCCO WALL SURFACES
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.
Two-Year - Cladding Detachment, Displacement or Deterioration. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance is not covered by the statutory warranty.
Stucco finish not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.
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