Stucco Inspection in Wichita Kansas

Profound Home Inspections provides Certified Stucco Inspections as well as Moisture Testing on Homes clad with traditional stucco or EIFS (Exterior Insulating Finish System)

Stucco Inspections In Wichita, KS & Surrounding Areas

It is estimated that more than 80% of all Stucco and/or EIFS applications in the Midwest over the past 20-25 years are improperly installed. An improper Stucco system can lead to moisture intrusion, mold as well as structural integrity damage. Moisture entry can go undetected for years and cost a significant amount of money to repair.

A Home Inspection or a visual inspection of the cladding system alone can NOT disclose ALL the issues or possible damage behind the Stucco or EIFS system. Most Home Inspectors, contractors as well as Engineers are NOT trained or qualified Stucco experts.

Profound Home Inspections has been trained in Stucco as well as EIFS inspections and moisture analysis by: EDI (Exterior Design Institute). Profound Home Inspections performs the inspection using the guideline set forth by EDI.

Stucco Inspections Checklist

Stucco inspections are important to ensure that the stucco finish on a building is in good condition and is not causing any issues. Here is a checklist of some key areas to inspect during a stucco inspection:

Exterior walls:

-Check the condition of the stucco finish, looking for cracks, chips, or other damage.
-Check for water stains or signs of moisture damage, which can indicate issues with the stucco installation or moisture infiltration.
-Check for mold or mildew growth, which can also indicate moisture problems.

Flashing and weep screed:

-Check the condition of the flashing around windows and doors to ensure it is properly installed and not deteriorating.
-Check that the weep screed is properly installed and functioning to allow any moisture that enters the stucco system to drain out.


-Check the condition of the roof and look for any signs of damage or wear that could be contributing to moisture infiltration.
-Check that the flashing around roof penetrations (e.g. chimneys, vents) is properly installed and not deteriorating.

Interior walls:

-Check the interior walls for signs of moisture damage, such as water stains or mold growth, which could indicate problems with the stucco system.
-Check that the flashing around roof penetrations (e.g. chimneys, vents) is properly installed and not deteriorating.


-Check that the property has proper drainage to prevent water from pooling around the foundation, which can contribute to moisture problems in the stucco system.

How Much Does a Stucco Inspection Cost & Other Frequently Asked Questions on Stucco Houses & Inspections

Stucco is a type of cement-based plaster used for finishing exterior and interior walls. It is a popular choice for many homes due to its durability and low maintenance.

The cost of a stucco inspection can vary depending on various factors such as the location, size of the property, and the scope of the inspection. 

  • Visual Identification of the Cladding System Only: starting at $200
  • Visual Inspection of Construction Details: Starting at $300
  • EIFS & Stucco Invasive Moisture Probing (One Side Only): Starting at $300
  • EIFS & Stucco Moisture Probing (Entire Structure): Starting at $500

stucco inspection is important for preventive maintenance, identifying safety hazards, validating warranties, evaluating property value, and satisfying insurance requirements. It can help you maintain the integrity and safety of your property, avoid costly repairs, and provide peace of mind.

Yes, stucco can be repaired if it is damaged or deteriorating. Repairs may involve patching cracks or replacing sections of stucco that are beyond repair.

Yes, stucco requires some maintenance to ensure its longevity and appearance. This may include regular cleaning, sealing, and repairing any damage.

Stucco is fire-resistant, but the extent of its resistance depends on the thickness and type of stucco used.

Stucco can help improve a home's energy efficiency by providing a layer of insulation and reducing air leakage. However, the effectiveness of stucco as an insulator depends on its thickness and the quality of the installation.

Why Choose Us For Your Stucco Inspections?

Profound Home Inspections is certified to know where to look, and what to look for. We pinpoint the moisture content in the underlying substrate. A detailed report will be delivered that includes photos of area(s) of concern, moisture mapping as well as repair recommendations.

Profound Home Inspections does NOT perform remediation or repair work. We are NOT stucco or EIFS installation contractors. We are certified moisture intrusion experts and cladding consultants that provide an UNBIASED, professional, 3rd party evaluation and of the structure and it’s cladding system.

Call us today for more information on Stucco or EIFS evaluations.

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