This home on Lake Hamilton is not too far from new. These drone photos and videos will give you a little better view of the beauty of this residence. Age and beauty aside, mold and musty smells led to the discovery of extensive moisture damage under the facade. After viewing these photos, continue down the page to see the complete story of how this home was saved.
The problem with this home was that the very advanced EEFS exterior system was installed by a company without the requisite knowledge and skills. Very few companies posess those skills. The homeowners contacted several companies about repairs and were told to either contact Sideco or consider demolition. We concentrated our entire crew on this single project until it was finished, but the results were very gratifying.
The description that the previous owners placed on Zillow and other real estate marketing websites said, “Beautiful and like new home on beautiful Lake Hamilton”.
This luxury home rests on one of the best points on Lake Hamilton with panoramic views of the lake. It was listed for several million dollars. What the previous owners failed to mention was that behind the EEFS system and below the roof line the structure of the home was near collapse in several places.
Most of the damage lurking behind the walls was NOT visible. It was the musky smell inside the home and the appearance of mold on some walls that alerted our clients of a potential problem. After minimal investigation, they quickly learned they had serious moisture and structural damage. After consulting several contractors, they learned that their problems exceeded the technical abilities of the local companies and complete demolition was presented as an option. Fortunately, Sideco has a strong reputation throughout Arkansas. After our name came up in multiple conversations, we were called in to help.
Sideco has extensive knowledge and experience in repairing damaged structures as well as a vast knowledge in moisture management procedures. It’s not enough to repair the damage without completely fixing the source.
As you look through the pictures you will see how damaging trapped moisture can be. It’s a wonder this beautiful home did not collapse considering what we found.
Sideco to devoted all of our employees to expedite the repairs. We completely repaired all of the damage and made the home moisture resistant. We installed a new moisture proof substrate system to the home and James Hardie vertical board batt siding and trim. We completed this large project for our client in only 3 weeks.
The after photos show James Hardie vertical siding and trim in cobble stone. As you can see, the house is stunning once again.
We would like to add that after 32 years and thousands of customers, we prefer to work on homes where the exterior has lived its life and is ready to be updated. Working on new homes that were not built properly resulting in tens of thousands of dollars of damaged structure is something we would prefer not to see. Unfortunately we see this type of damage far too often. However we are comforted in the knowledge that we saved this home from total destruction.
This home was only about 7 years old when it started to develop a musty oder inside. By the time it was 8 years old it started to develop visible mold issues inside. Once the walls were opened massive amounts of water damage were found.
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