Very recently the earth rocked Las Animas county here in Colorado with a 4.2 earthquake lasting 95 seconds. It’s a relatively small earthquake, but 95 seconds is a long time for the earth to be moving and shaking. Luckily, no injuries and no damage has been reported, but it got us thinking: Just because you can’t see the damage, doesn’t mean damage wasn’t done to your home or commercial space.
Stucco is a complicated system, and the damage could have been done behind the stucco, making it undetectable to the naked eye. Despite the resilience of stucco, extreme Colorado weather followed by a 95 second earthquake can take it’s toll on even the best laid stucco.
If you felt the quake last week, or your home has been hard hit by weather this year, take a quick survey of your home and look out for any of these signs of stucco damage:
- Breaks, scrapes, cracks, holes, dents and dings
- Paint chipping, blistering or peeling
- Stucco discoloration
Professional and experienced stucco inspections in Colorado
Even the smallest damage to your stucco should be taken seriously. If left unattended, what seem like tiny, insignificant imperfections can lead to water damage that will further weaken your walls and the entire envelope of your home. Before you know it, the problem has reached the interior of your home as well. And now you’re looking at some serious reconstruction.
Get a complete exterior inspection of your stucco home and get ahead of the damage before it becomes a threat to your home and your health.
We’ve been inspecting residential and commercial building for moisture issues, structural damage, stucco and EIFS damage, improper window installation, etc. If your home or commercial space isn’t working optimally, do yourself a favor and get an inspection so that you can get to the root of the problem.
Schedule an inspection or call (303) 875-5843 for immediate assistance anywhere in Colorado, including mountain communities.