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I live in Louisiana. We recently had Hurricane Ida come through and did have some damage to our home. It was minimal damage thankfully. Many shingles missing, broken windows, facia ripped off, damage to our garage door and damage to our stucco which is why I found you site.
My home was built in 2009. The home is mostly brick exterior with a front portion stucco. The stucco had held up beautifully.
After the hurricane, there is a large, vertical crack in a corner of the stucco. The crack seems quite large to me although I am not familiar with stucco cracks. There are also chips broken off in the front corner of the stucco.
From this vertical crack, there is also a hairline horizontal crack wrapping around the corner to the front. This crack seems to get larger by the day. The baseboards on the inside, sides of my front door started to swell with water the day after the hurricane so I am concerned water came in through this crack.
The crack, chips and wet baseboards are very obvious to see which is why I have noticed them. Is there anything else I should look for, that I should watch for or be aware of?
I have not had an adjusted out yet as they are backed up terribly with claims. This is my first home with stucco exterior so I have no idea what the correct remediation would be. The top wind gusts were 104 mph during this storm with highest sustained at 72. Would wind alone cause this crack or should I be concerned about possible shifting of the front area of my house?
I appreciate your time in advance. I wish I knew more about stucco as there will be contractors, insurers and remediation people that try taking advantage of people here. Being a single mom, I worry that will make me a target. I want to ensure I have as much knowledge as I can going into this process. I was not able to load my video so these are screen shots from the video
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let it dry ,nothing that needs immediate attention .find someone with building knowledge to look at it as a whole .how the whole house was effected . you will be fine .
 

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