Bill Bradbury wrote:Hi Terry,
The last one that I restored was only 15 years old. Built in the '90's with the EIFS system on the exterior and a poly vapor barrier on the inside; the water had nowhere to go when the roof leaked. The poly was well detailed, so there was little indication on the inside of the extensive damage going on in the interior of the wall. When I cut out a square of synthetic stucco and EPS foam, I could squeeze water from the foam and the completely blackened OSB wall sheathing had rotted to the point where a small tap with my hammer went right through! $30,000 later, the home is back to square 1 and the owners are selling their trophy green home for $750,000 and they are not giving my name to potential buyers! .