Coping stone mismatch on corner of roof causing water damage to my wall

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How to Avoid Being Out of Luck and Make Sure Your Claim Gets Paid

Water Damage and Home Insurance

Water damage is one of the most common causes of home insurance claims. According to ISO, Water damage claims are the second largest frequent insurance claim, following wind and hail damage. The percentage of claims due to water damage is also increasing, while other causes of damage have stayed fairly consistent or even decreased. It's no wonder people have a lot of questions about water damage and what is covered on home insurance, and why things, like "gradual damage" are not covered.

Things get even more complicated when we look at the exceptions. Here's a review of some water damage claims situations to help you understand, you can click on any of the links to get more information on a specific type of coverage.

Types of Water Damage

There are many types of water damage that may be covered or excluded on a home policy such as:


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A smaller and more minor

water spot

caused by rain water leaking through a roof.

Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many others.

The damage may be imperceptibly slow and minor such as water spots that could eventually mar a surface, or it may be instantaneous and catastrophic such as flooding. However fast it occurs, water damage is a major contributor to loss of property.

An insurance policy may or may not cover the costs associated with water damage and the process of water damage restoration. While a common cause of residential water damage is often the failure of a sump pump, many homeowner's insurance policies do not cover the associated costs without an addendum which adds to the monthly premium of the policy. Often the...

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STONE FOUNDATION DEFECTS - CONTENTS: Stone Foundation Defects listed, described & explained along with inspection and diagnosis suggestions for stone walls or buildings.Foundation defects of occurrence: things that happen that cause damage to building foundation walls or slabs. Photographs of stone foundation damage patterns and types POST a QUESTION or READ FAQs about stone foundation bulges, movement, damage, collapse risk, repair procedures REFERENCES

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Stone foundation inspection, diagnosis, repair: this article explains Stone Foundations & Walls: How to Recognize & Diagnose Stone Foundation Cracks, Bulges, Movement, or other Stone Wall Damage such as damage due to impact, settlement, frost or water damage, and other causes.

Types of foundation cracks, crack patterns, differences in the meaning of cracks in different...

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When a major winter storm unfolds, home and business owners have more than messy roads to worry about.

Heavy snow can pose a serious risk to roofs and cause some to collapse, creating dangerous conditions. Still, experts say the safest way to deal with piles of snow is to call for professional help.

AccuWeather Forensic Meteorologist Steve Wistar said home and business owners should hire contractors to remove the snow or use rakes if the roof is not too high.

In the northeastern United States, roofs are generally designed to support 30 pounds per square foot, Wistar said, but some roofs are built to support 40, 50 or even 100 pounds per square foot, according to the ASCE Standard Handbook.

Bong Wang uses a snow rake to try and clean an ice jam from the roof of his home, Saturday Jan. 9, 2010, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)

“But 30 pounds per square foot is just a starting point, then you have to factor in the other...

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26th of August 2017 (Patch)

Sword equip sound effect range corrected

Mangonel and Trebuchet Ammo Storage Boxes now correctly replicate

Weight reduction on Mangonel Boulders

Durability increase for Swords

Pick up added to ammo storage containers

Portcullis chain slip hole material corrected

Gates will no longer auto activate for unridden tribe dinos

Cooking pot Kibble list updated to latest dev kit available kibbles

Trebuchet crafting cost increased

Blacksmithing table crafting level increased

Placement footprint for Keep Foundry Corrected

**This is not a content update, this patch is for bug fixes, however, the following two items were added early to bolster the patch contents (this allows some auto updaters to detect an update more easily)

Added Keep Large Ceiling Hatchway

Added Keep Large Ceiling...

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This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called "Building Science Fundamentals" taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube of Building Science Corporation.

For information on attending a live class, go to

In our last episode, Dr. Joe Lstiburek compared air barriers and vapor barriers, and explained how airtightness helps keep homes free of mold and rot. This week Dr. Joe explains how water and salt move through masonry by osmosis, often causing serious damage to foundations. He also offers some solutions to this common problem.

Osmosis isn’t a problem everywhere
In new construction, it’s real easy: you coat the top of the footing, you’ve got your stone (capillaryForces that lift water or pull it through porous materials, such as concrete. The tendency of a material to wick water due to the surface tension of the water molecules.) break, you’ve got your dampproofing. You don’t have to worry about...

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suntower wrote:


1. When you say 'side to side' do you mean cut the entire front piece of dry wall off?

2. Do you just use a hacksaw to cut the drywall or does one need a special saw?

Also, I don't see any 'corner bead' from the area that is exposed. I guess I'll get a better idea once I start cutting.

I have watched a few DIY videos on Youtube and they mostly seem to involve 'corner bead' and 'mud'. But what I think I need is replacing a -section- of drywall---which seems to be a bit more 'advanced'. If there are any suggested videos or other instructions you can recommend, I'd really appreciate it.



You need to remove what is damaged. Your pic shows the end of a wall, which is probably what DJ is referring to cutting from side to side. The rusty strips you see on either side, that is the existing metal corner bead.

I would be inclined to cut the existing corner bead 6"-12" higher...

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“What’s the most important thing to consider to prevent water damage to my home?”

Without a doubt: Keep Things Dry. Last post I discussed water intrusion into the “envelope” of your home and how to look for it. This time we’ll get into the 3 types of drainage systems for various “water loads” on a home.

Roof Load. Water that lands on your roof needs to managed properly to prevent undermining your foundation, ending up underneath your house, or flowing and pooling in undesirable places. Surface Load. Water that flows on the ground during a rainstorm needs to be diverted away from the house or it can the undermine foundation or contribute significantly to retaining wall leaks, which can cause mold or humidity problems inside the home. Hydrostatic Load. Water that comes up from underneath the ground, especially during the rainy season must be considered. Many homes are built into hillsides and use concrete retaining walls as part of their foundation. Without a proper...
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It all start at the begging right?

A builder buys the land, get the blueprints for what supposed to be your dream house and start to build it.

When we talk about stucco, stone failures, mold and water damages, most of the times in general we talk about poor construction practices. Most of this issues could have been avoided if builders and contractors in general not only know their trade but also the needs of others when installing their construction products or doing their work preparing each area the way it should be prepared for the next contractor. The best way to know if an stucco or stone cladding are failing is by doing an invasive moisture stucco and stone test, inspectors come to the property do a visual inspection, test for moisture, document everything and put everything together for you as a home owner, your realtor for those selling and buying scenarios , your lawyer in case of a litigation and finally to us remediation contractors in what is called The...

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With understanding of how successive grits function, you can improve the efficiency of your belt sanding and orbital sanding process while optimizing the quality of the results. November 12, 2014

"Trouble starts when taking off more than a belt can handle, or taking off more than the scratch pattern of the previous head. These are the most common mistakes in sanding... It can be incredibly frustrating to see a company trapped in a prison of their own design because they really never und ......

Sophisticated practical advice on the wise sequence of grit choices for a belt sander to optimize sanding effectiveness while removing final scratches and preventing burnishing defects. November 12, 2014

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Quick tips on mounting crown mouldings to the top of a frameless cabinet. February 15, 2015


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