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Homes by Avi Informative - Stucco application on my New Home

Review by Leaky Homes by Avi on 2006-06-13
CALGARY -- See the full story at: http://leakyhomesbyavi.blogspot.com

I love the look of stucco, always have. When it came time for me and my family to build a house, a stucco exterior was one of the things my wife and I could agree on (that, and tile floors.) Little did I know that choosing stucco was going to cause me so much grief and wasted time! The Calgary new home builder who built my house (Homes by Avi and their stucco sub-contractor Kazan Construction) either did not know the Alberta Building Code, or decided not to follow it when they stuccoed my house.

So, if you like stucco and are thinking of adding it to your new home, or if you built a stucco house in Alberta in the last 10 years, read on. For those readers outside of Alberta, most of this applies to other provinces, but you should check your local building codes to make sure.
Comments:1 Replies - Latest reply on 2006-06-13
Posted by Doc J on 2006-06-13:
If this is recent, most reputable contractors have "code clauses" in a building contract. In such cases, the builder guarantees that all applicable codes will be followed or the work will be re-done or credited. The title of your post suggests that you may have other problems with this house. If there was no contract and/or the contractor was not licensed you may also have other legal recourse.

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