Florin Roebig attorneys have been prosecuting what are now several hundred defective stucco installation claims on the exterior of commercial and residential structures throughout the State of Florida. In the process of prosecuting these claims, we have represented numerous homeowners, condominium associations, homeowners associations, and commercial property owners. Defective stucco has been reported on numerous times in the past few months, including a WTVT Fox 13 news report where Florin Roebig’s Neil O’Brien was interviewed.
What Is Stucco?
Stucco is a commonly used exterior finish in Florida to structures that prevents water from penetrating and infiltrating the interior of a residential or commercial building. Detailed building codes and proscribed standards of care for the proper installation of stucco to the exterior of a residential or commercial structure exist to ensure that stucco is properly applied. The stucco installation process requires a number of critical steps to ensure that the stucco performs as designed and properly serves as a barrier to the outside elements.
How Can I Tell If My Stucco Is Damaged?
In many cases defective and improper stucco installation damage is obvious, such as stucco cracking, stucco separating from the structure, and even stucco falling off of a structure. You may also notice stucco discoloration or rust spots on the stucco finish. What you may not notice, is the damage beneath the stucco that can occur within your home. This damage can include, but is not limited to, rotting of the wood framing, water soaked insulation, mold growth, structural damage, and electrical problems.
What Does Stucco Damage Look Like?
Stucco damage comes in many forms and we have provided an example below. Please be aware that some damage may appear more severe than others. However, regardless of the appearance of the stucco damage, damage can still occur within your residential or commercial structure.
What Should I Do If I Notice Stucco Damage?
- Take photographs and videos of the damage.
- Gather all of your sales contracts with your builder or contractor.
- Obtain a copy of any warranty documentation from your builder or contractor.
- Create a list of all insurance policies that may cover your home or building.
How Can I Bring A Claim?
At Florin Roebig, our Construction and Stucco Defect attorneys prosecute claims against builders and contractors for the defective installation of stucco to homes, condos, townhomes and businesses. If you have any questions regarding a potential stucco claim on your residential or commercial structure, call Florin Roebig for a free consultation at (727) 786-5000 or submit information about your case for an evaluation on our Contact page.