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What Does the Stucco Inspection Process Look Like?

Lawlis Stucco Inspections provides both invasive and non-invasive stucco inspections. While a non-invasive stucco inspection only involves a visual assessment of your stucco’s condition, an invasive inspection is a much more involved process.

Invasive Stucco Inspections in 3 Steps


Visual Assessment

Visually assess stucco for signs of moisture intrusion, visual defects, sealant conditions and flashing details.


Stucco Probing

Drill holes in key or strategic areas and take moisture readings and test wood integrity behind the stucco. Seal all probing holes with 100% waterproof sealant.



Document moisture readings, sheathing integrity and visual deficiencies found.

An invasive stucco inspection begins by strategically drilling 3/16 inch holes in the stucco, allowing us to insert a moisture meter for testing. By examining the moisture content and assessing the wood sheathing’s condition (whether it’s soft or deteriorated), we can determine if repairs are necessary. If the wood shows signs of softness or deterioration, we will carefully remove the stucco for remediation, revealing the underlying conditions.

Once moisture readings are recorded, we promptly seal the holes using waterproof elastomeric caulk.

Additionally, our comprehensive inspection report will document any visual deficiencies found within the stucco, such as missing flashing, inadequate sealants, cracks, insufficient clearances, and paint condition.

Trust us to provide detailed and informative stucco inspection reports to guide your decision-making process.