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mehockenbury

09:58PM | 12/31/06
Member Since: 08/08/06
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I recently purchased a house a year ago it was built in the 1930's. From what information that I have gathered it has a concrete foundation a on 1/2 inch layer of stucco on it. There are yellowed stains that have formed over the years on the stucco but it has never leaked.

6 months ago we had a extremely large amount of precipation. And after that I notice that the stucco is cracking and in one small section has released from the wall due to a larger crack. There is also some white particles forming on top of the stucco. I have been doing research on this and wanted to know what should I do now since it still winter. Could I wait it out until the spring then start sloping the land away from the house? I have check the gutters and fixed areas near the joints from leakage. But another major concern too is to find out how much damage is there being done to the concrete slab? And then there a worst case senario of digging around the outside of the house to inspect for further damage?

I can send photos if needed

Thanks

KingVolcano

03:08AM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
Your questions were more like statements, so I'm not sure what you are asking.

Be careful, if you are not sure of what is behind the stucco, it could be block or stone. If you dig out the soil around it, the wall could become very unstable.

Yellow stains could be, mineral stains, eflourescence a chemical reaction fom the acidity in the water with your stucco or even mold. The white particles could be mold or eflourescence.

To be safe, you may want to test for mold before you continue.
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