$26,000 repair and we still have water leaking in
We purchased our home in 2007 (built 2003). In 2016, when having some stonework repaired, we discovered that water had been leaking for years behind our stucco & stonework, and many of the walls of the front of our home were almost completely rotted through! After much confusion and lots of conflicting advice from various contractors, we hired a stucco company to do the repairs. They told us the builder didn’t install flashing on any of the windows of the front of the house, and that the gutter/wall intersection either didn’t have a diverter or it wasn’t installed properly….thus the source of the leaking. The builder (now long out of business) also put in the gutters then stuccoed around them at wall/gutter intersection.
The stucco company in 2016 made the repairs (pics attached of that process..sorry I couldn’t post them all so they may not make sense). Well, fast forward to today. Our daughter’s bedroom window started leaking (despite new windows in 2019). We pulled off dry wall in her room, which is right next to the gutter with the original diverter issue. Lots of wet wood and insulation. We got out our moisture meter and checked the other rooms that were affected in 2016, and sure enough most of the same areas are wet again.
Where do we go from here? Based on the pictures of the repair work, could it still be the windows? We are beyond frustrated and anxious about whether or not the stucco company will honor their warranty….but even more worried that it will still not be resolved after it’s all said and done. Help!!
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