Whoever installed the stucco around this window deserves to be sued. There are 3 things I immediately see wrong with this: There is no flashing over the window, this means that any water in behind the system (which likely isn’t drainage either) will become trapped in and around the window frame, causing mold and rot. [...]
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An EIFS weather barrier is the same as putting building paper around your house, isn’t it? You can just slap it on and you’re safe, right? Yes… and no. Yes, it is a weather barrier which will keep moisture away from your substrate. No, it’s not the only component of a well constructed weather barrier. [...]