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Stucco Hail Damage - Arizona

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I am looking at stucco damage on a new home and would particularly
like recommendations of someone in Arizona that is familiar with hail
damage to stucco.


The home is a new stucco covered wood frame house.  The Owner
moved in in the middle of July and, reportedly, the stucco was
applied around the first of July.  A hail storm occurred after the
stucco was applied and painted.  The east wall of the house is riddled
with pock marks such as would occur if the wall was peppered with a

Parapet Damage:  The inside (east) corner of north-south parapets has
the stucco removed for about 80 - 90 percent of the length of all the
parapets, exposing expanded metal lath.  Depth of stucco above the
lath was a measured 1/16-inch.  The outside corner of the east wall
parapet did not exhibit similar damage.  Debris on the roof appeared
to be stucco particles.

Other stucco conditions:

No control/expansion joints anywhere in the stucco.

No flashing visible over windows with stucco curved down to
(decorative?) exposed wood headers over the windows.

Cracks occurring in the stucco and indications that previous cracks
had been patched and/or painted.

Any help would be appreciated.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

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