Report #003

  • Home Value: 225,000
  • Damage Amount: 27,000
  • Damage Percent: 12%
  • Severity:
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Section 4: Stone and Trim


The joint at the stone/ trim does not allow for expansion/ contraction where dissimilar materials meet. This joint is to be a backer rod/ sealant style joint. The sill lacks the metal flashing.

The sealant joint at he window/trim is not done to correct specifications for a vinyl window. Most manufacturers of vinyl windows specify a joint width of 1/4″ to 3/8″ minimum to be sealed with a backer rod and sealant-style joint to allow for thermal expansion of the window.

In addition to this detail being incorrect in the first place, the sealant is not applied in a complete manner. This is missing the metal flashing at the top of the sill.

The trim at the window lacks a correct joint at both the window and the masonry veneer. The top trim lacks both the metal protective flashing as well as a drainable weep screed detail.

A 4″ clearance is recommended from grade to the masonry veneer. Also suggested is the use of a weep screed to promote drainage of incidental moisture.

The dirt is backfilled over the face of the masonry veneer, ignoring the 4″ clearance of stone to grade.