Robert Mault, EIFS & STUCCO Inspection & Forensic Services
Robert Mault, Certified EIFS Inspector Robert Mault, Certified EIFS Inspector Robert Mault, Certified EIFS Inspector Robert Mault, Certified EIFS Inspector

CONSULTING HISTORY

Since 1997, EIFS & Stucco Inspection & Forensic Services, Robert J. Mault, Certified EIFS and Building Envelope Inspector, has provided consulting, inspection, testing and expert witness services on numerous Air Barriers, Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, Cultured Stone Veneer (CSV), Manufactured Stone Veneer (MSV) and Stucco projects in the United States for:

Attorneys
Banks
Building Owners
Condo & Home Owner Associations
Contractors
Developers
EIFS Manufacturers
Home Owners
Insurance Companies
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Mortgage Companies
Realtors
Relocation Services
Resorts
Universities
The USACE & NAVFAC

"Having contracted EIFS & Stucco Inspection & Forensic Services on over 30 occasions it is clear that we could not have made a better decision in choosing the best inspector. Robert is one of just a few professionals in California that carry an Exterior Design Institute certification. Having worked with hundreds of EIFS and Stucco inspectors throughout the country it was obvious from the beginning that Robert's knowledge and expertise put him in the highest tier of EIFS and Stucco inspectors."
~ Zack Zarlenga, Network Development, US Inspect


“As lead attorney for the University of California, Santa Barbara, in a Construction Defect lawsuit involving a 10-year-old, 175,000 sq. ft. classroom/office complex suffering water intrusion, I was asked to locate a qualified EIFS inspector. We chose Mr. Robert J. Mault, Principal, EIFS & Stucco Inspection & Forensic Services to carry out a detailed inspection of the EIFS cladding on the building in question. Mr. Mault’s thorough forensic investigation revealed numerous defects that lurked beneath an otherwise normal looking building exterior. His broad knowledge of his field, detailed findings and reports were of great value in reaching a substantial settlement acceptable to the UC Regents.”
~ Christopher Haskell, Counselor at Law, Price, Postel & Parma, LLP


"This EIFS expert is just that, an expert on said matter. This company went above and beyond my expectations driving over 100 miles to visit a site for our company that was neglected by another vendor/sub. We were grateful for their prompt service, attention to detail, advice, reporting and we are 100% satisfied with the study of an existing building.  The comprehensive report was over 100 pages long, and, as such, hit all targeted objectives.  If you need an EIFS expert, I would not hesitate in recommending Robert Mault and his firm, EIFS & Stucco Inspection & Forensic Services. We see this as the start of a long-term relationship and hope to work closely with them in the future."
~Thomas Beachman, Sr. Project Manager/Estimator, Vincor Construction  


“In the field of EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) Robert has unequaled knowledge of the subject matter, systems and inspection methodology. He uses the latest technology to evaluate the condition and serviceability of the wall system and reports in an informative and concise manner. I would highly recommend his services both during construction and to remediate trouble issues.”
~
Donald McCrary, Kalahari Resorts Director of Architecture & Engineering


“I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on the Vino Bello project for Shell Vacations this past year. As the Vice President of Acquisitions, Development and Facilities for Shell Vacations, responsible for the design and construction of the company’s resorts, I need quality consultants and contractors on my team. Your attention to detail on the Vino Bello project was second to none and you will always be a resource for me on future projects."
~ Steven Morell, Shell Vacations Vice President of Acquisitions, Development and Facilities



"Mr. Mault's knowledge and experience with EIFS systems was apparent the moment he stepped foot on our project. I was grateful not only for his adherence to ensuring that the entire EIFS system was installed successfully, but for his pro-active nature in offering guidance on how to complete an approved EIFS system more efficiently. Mr. Mault was a pleasure to work with and a benefit to any EIFS project!"
~Oscar Gutierrez, Assistant Project Manager, Best Interiors


"We contacted EIFS & Stucco Inspection & Forensic Services to assist our team identify the source of extensive stucco cracks. The project consisted of a 1-coat stucco system for a condominium complex less than 10 years old located in Hayward, CA. The services provided were timely executed and completed with a thorough report of the findings and recommendations."
~ Israel De La Cruz, Construction Manager at DLC Construction Management & Engineering


"I contracted EIFS & Stucco Inspection and Forensic Services to report on the installation of both EIFS & stucco systems on my Nave Shopping Center retrofit project in Novato, CA. Mr. Mault's assessments of installation conditions were exact and irrefutable. His expertise and comprehensive reports proved an invaluable asset to me for the duration of the project. EIFS & Stucco Inspection & Forensic Services provided me not only excellent service, but also reliability and confidence in its findings and recommendations -- in other words, peace of mind."
~ Harold Lezzeni, Architect


"He (Robert Mault) is a third party inspector who we used at Presidio of Monterey General Instruction Building. He was good for us." 
~Don Marshall, Project Manager, Best Interiors


"EIFS & Stucco Inspection and Forensic Services provided a valuable service during the construction of the 17-story, 405 room, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel project in downtown San Francisco. Mr. Mault's detailed and timely inspection services, combined with his proactive approach, helped keep this large project on schedule while maintaining the highest level of quality. His vigilance, knowledge and professionalism were appreciated. I would not hesitate to use his services again."
~
Jeffrey Williams, AIA


"Robert Mault proved to be a great consultant during a waterproofing project done by Anning Johnson. Robert made sure all the guidelines and scope of worked was followed. I received frequent updates and when I had questions Robert was able to answer them and give me all my options. Thanks again!”
~Jim Braun, Pollock Financial Group, Facilities Manager/Building Engineer


“We appreciated everything you did at Union Bank- Long Beach Project. With your expertise in the EIFS Field, your help brought peace of mind that the building was water tight. It has been 4-1/2 years since the project was completed and there have been no complaints or concerns. 'Nothing but praise' from the owner. I hope to work with you again in the near future."
~ Ernie Sauer, Superintendent, STS - Safety Trained Supervisor, Swinerton Builders


“We experienced a disturbing leak in our stucco home causing interior damage, the source of which no one could locate. The developer disavowed any responsibility for the leak. We hired EIFS & Stucco Inspection & Forensic Services to perform water spray testing. The professional crew located the source of the leak in less than a day. Now, the developer is on the hook for repairs. If you have stucco problems, this is the ‘go-to’ company we recommend. Thank you, Mr. Mault.”
~ Erik & Lusy Radza, San Jose, CA


"We are grateful for the thoroughness of your inspection and documentation, as well as the time you took to explain the areas of concern and patiently address our many questions."
~ Chris & Christine Sawyer, Lafayette, CA


“Robert is a dedicated professional for the EIFS - stucco industry”
~
Mark Fowler, Editorial Director at Walls and Ceiling Magazine and Executive Vice President at Western Wall and Ceilings Contractors Association


We have conducted inspections ranging from single family residences to large institutional and commercial projects such as the 1636-room Kalahari Resorts, the 17-story, 405-room Marriott Courtyard, the 300,000 + square foot UCSB classroom/office complexes, and the 198-unit Vino Bello Timeshares in Napa.

Sampling of Inspections/Investigations:

Various private residences, estates and HOAs
AMC Mercado Theater Multiplex, Santa Clara, CA
Army Corps of Engineers:
    - Ft. Hunter-Liggett Range Control Facility, CA
    - Presidio of Monterey General Instructions Building 2011
    - Presidio of Monterey General Instructions Building 2013
Bank of America
Berkeley Central Apartments (Arpeggio Building), Berkeley, CA
Bella Vista at Hilltop Apartment Complex, Richmond, CA
Brownwood-Westcourt Condominiums, Richmond, CA
Casinos & Resorts
    - Horizon Resort & Casino, Stateline, NV
    - Kalahari Resorts Sandusky, OH
    - Kalahari Resorts Wisconsin Dells, WI
    - M8trix Casino, San Jose, CA
    - Universal Studios, Disneyland, Orlando, FL
    - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, Martinez, CA
Chevron, USA
Clearwater Condominiums, Clearwater, FL
EIFS Manufacturers:
    - PAREX USA
    - STO
Fairfield Inn, Bend, OR
Goose Hollow Apartments, Portland, OR
Hadfield-Andulsa Condominiums, San Leandro, CA
Hilton Garden Inn, Burlingame, CA
HUD Project, 440 Turk St., San Francisco, CA
Kerstetter-Monterey Hotel, Monterey, CA
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore California
Lombard Plaza Condominiums, San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles County - Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court
Marriott Courtyard, San Francisco, CA
Middlefield Station Office Complex, Mountain View, CA
National Retailers
    - B. Dalton Bookstore, Santa Barbara, CA
    - Cost Plus
    - Home Depot
    - J. Jill
National Relocation Companies Subs:
    - Fidelity Inspection & Consulting Services
    - Global Realty Services
    - Globe Spec
    - RAL Inspection Services
    - US Inspect
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) - US Naval Radio Transmit Facility, Dixon, CA
Nave Shopping Center, Novato, CA
New Market Lofts Condominiums, Oakland, CA
Office Building, 5550 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA
Office Building, 1105 N. Dutton, Santa Rosa, CA
Office Buildings, Bordeau Way, Sunnyvale, CA
Office Building, 949 Broadway, Burlingame, CA
Oxford Palace Hotel, LA, CA
Palo Alto Networks Inc. Headquarters, Santa Clara, CA
Paseo Plaza Condominiums Homeowners' Association, San Jose, CA
Pell Office Plaza, Novato, CA
Placer County Jail, Auburn, CA
Retail Complex, 500-600 First Street, San Jose CA
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
San Martin County Courthouse, San Martin, CA;
Santa Rosa Airport Circle, Lot 8 & 9 Santa Rosa, CA
Sonoma County Office of Education Building, Santa Rosa, CA
Southfront Business Park, Livermore, CA
St. Francis HOA Condominiums, South San Francisco, CA
Stony Point Lake Commercial Building, Santa Rosa, CA
Stony Point Office Building, Santa Rosa, CA
Summit State Bank, Santa Rosa CA
Temecula Valley Medical Plaza, Temecula, CA
The Pointe, Office Buildings, Redwood Shores, CA
Trinity Towers, San Francisco, CA
Tri Point Homes (Developer)
UA Theatre Remodel - ACE Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Union Bank, Long Beach, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
    - ESSB Building
    - HSSB Building (Phase I & Phase II)
    - Davidson Library Expansion & Remodel
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) CHS South Tower
University of Southern California (USC) EDL University Club Remodel; Los Angeles, CA
Venner-Colina Condominiums, Daly City, CA
Vino Bello Timeshares, Napa, CA (Phase I & Phase II )

Additionally, we offer many affiliated inspection, investigation, expert witness and speaking/presentation services.

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