|This article was published on: 01/01/2004|
LAW: Synthetic stucco
Like asbestos and radon before it, synthetic stucco, or EIFS (exterior insulation finish systems), rings loud alarms with anyone involved in buying and selling homes in certain parts of the country. News stories and lawsuits have linked the product to water intrusion behind exterior walls, which in turn rots sheathing, and other building components and makes many afflicted homes virtually unsalable.
Although there’s no formula that will inoculate you—or any other party—from EIFS litigation, these recommendations should limit the chance of a successful lawsuit against you.
Jackson, a Charlotte, N.C., attorney with Lewis and Roberts, represents owners in construction defect cases throughout the United States. You can reach him at 704/347-8990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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