This five year old home suffered catastrophic water damage inside the wall from a missing kick-out flashing. The missing flashing coupled with MSV (stone veneer) made the perfect recipe for disaster.
Nearly every home should have them, yet they are always missing! Kickout flashings prevent massive water damage to your home by directing water away from the wall and into the gutter. When omitted, the water seeps back into the wall and causes hidden water damage over time.
This new construction home suffered catastrophic water damage from a failed MSV and brick veneer installation. The scale of this damage led to a buyback from the builder, and we were able to see first hand how quickly things fall apart from water damage. You won’t believe what happened at home.
This commercial shopping center has suffered massive water damage from a failed MSV installation.
LEAKING MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER CREATES MOISTURE PROBLEMS In 2012, I was called in by a homeowner here in Louisville, Kentucky, to look at his 2-year-old custom-built home. The family had tried to hang curtain rods on the front wall, and they discovered that their drywall was too wet and mushy to hold a plastic wall…
A botched stone veneer install on this new construction home has stopped all progress as the homeowners try to figure out their next move. I travel 600 miles to Arkansas and help solve their problems of poorly installed manufactured stone veneer.
This 12 year old home suffered catastrophic water damage from their leaking stone veneer.
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In this section, I break down the flashing details on windows and doors- the most common failure points for stone veneer installation.