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Old 05-26-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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Prepping house for sale - stucco, 2x4 and carp ants


I have an enclosed room that looks out on the pool. It was enclosed years ago by the prior owner. There are windows and electrical in the roughly 12 " high wall. The stucco is cracking and you can see wood dust/dirt. I sprayed for ants but the damage is done. There is a marble sill about 2 to 3 " wide.

I was going to have a contractor or handy man come out. I may rip it out if they say it is okay.

The question is, can I have them use something like Hardie board instead of stucco when they fix it? I am guessing it would be cheaper then doing stucco again. Thanks.

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Old 05-26-2014, 06:00 PM   #2
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Need some pictures so we can see what your seeing.
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Need some pictures so we can see what your seeing.
Thank you Joe. I will post in the morning.
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Biggest thing I see all the time is was what was just a patio at one time and some DIY try's to enclose it.
The siding needed to be at least 6" above grade.
Any form of Hardee needs to be a bare minimum of 2" above grade.
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Inot sure how hardi is much cheaper than stucco? Fourty bucks for a bag and twenty for the milk? Ron
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #6
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Trying to attach some pictures. I tried the paperclip above and manage attachments below.
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