We just had our porch redone and
windows installed in place of screens.
We live in Florida and water was coming in through the screen windows and
seeping between the stucco walls which began to
bow and crack. We decided to redo the porch with glass windows and removed all
the old stucco and wood. Once the porch was
rebuilt and windows installed we had the stucco guy come over. The stucco has been
applied with a raised trim around the exterior
windows. The problem is we are not sure if they put the stucco on right. We have
a wood frame porch.
I don't know why there is a gap around the windows. It should
trim or the stucco returned to the edge.
It is obvious why the wall is leaking.
I have been out on 2 consulting jobs (I have a consulting business
born from this web site) where there were large gaps around the window
much like here. The explanation was to leave a gap and fill it with
This was probably started by EIFS people. It makes no sense to me.
First of all, if you are relying on caulk to prevent water
relying on faith. Secondly, who wants a nasty looking glob of caulk
I don't know whose idea this was, but it should stop.
On a nice house like this with a swimming pool, and everything, why
hire an architect ? Sometimes they only charge a small amount for an
consultation, and since they are a third party, have no reason to steer