Feb. 13 email to Bob and Jacklyn:
I just walked around and took a look at much of the stucco work going on in the project.
I was one of several homeowners who spent a lot of time and effort in meetings with
Mark Vanderslice and Hal Fremer between 2006 and 2009.
Vanderslice emphasized the importance of careful stucco work around windows, new
flashing, and patches. Due to his emphasis, I studied the subject and found this reference:
My concern is that the preparation of the work at WCP doesn’t seem to follow the
recommendations on pages 137-139 of that book (attached). The main thing is that the stepped
and bevelled stucco removal in Figure 9-1 doesn’t appear to be followed.
I’m quite concerned, given the history at WCP of flaws in the early work coming back many years later (after all warrantees have expired, and when costs to fix are exorbitant). Sorry if I annoy you, but we had a very unfortunate experience here, and so I tend to doubt expert advice and double check it.
March 1 follow-up
Is there any progress on addressing my concern? I have heard that Vanderslice sent some sort of reply… it would be great if I could get a copy.
I noticed two other issues:
1) The sto-flexyl is covering the weep screeds on two units I looked at. Will the weep screeds be opened again?
2) There seems to be no sheet metal accessory where the low patio walls join the main unit wall. In many cases in the complex, cracks opened up there and rot began… again, subject of long discussions with Fremer 5 years ago. Will the current project omit a fix for that problem?
Note March 7 by Harold: I think Harry will be at a scheduled meeting with Vanderslice.