Is Stucco to Blame?
On the Scene E-Newsletter, Edition 135, March 28, 2011
Many construction defect claims involve water. When water intrusion is involved, and the building is a stucco building, then, rightly or wrongly, the first “finger of blame” is almost always pointed directly at the stucco contractor. There’s a lot riding on that finger. It is not uncommon to see million dollar claims resulting from water intrusion. The stucco may be to blame. Often times it is. But, just as often, the fault lies elsewhere. Faulty or substandard work by roofers, plumbers or window installers, for example, all could compromise the integrity of the building envelope.
Why then is stucco the first to shoulder the burden?
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