exploreparadise2 Posted November 22, 2014 Report Share Posted November 22, 2014 I returned to inspect a house that I inspected seven years ago when it was a year old. The gaps in some the Hardiplank joints have expanded to 1/4" wide, exposing the joint flashing. Some of the planks broke where they were face nailed. My photos from seven years ago show all the joints were tight (no caulk). Discoloration of the siding and wood fascia, and leaking gutters lead me to suspect water intrusion at the wall. Can Hardiplank shrink? There was very little waviness or buckling in the planks. Could a wet wall behind the siding expand and create joint gaps? The temperature difference between inspections was less than ten degrees. Thanks Click to Enlarge 39.53 KB Click to Enlarge 36.42 KB Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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