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Old 09-27-2010, 12:06 AM   #1
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Rot at Base of Exterior Stucco Wall

On one side of our house we have a grassy area that rests directly up against the house wall, which is made of stucco. About 5 inches up from the ground there is a lip and a metal piece below the lip. We have noticed in this area that the stucco is beginning to fall off and the metal appears to be rotted through. The sprinklers hit that area of the grass, but we've never seen a drainage issue in that area and water does not pool up against that area of the house.

So I'm unsure if this is normal, or what the issue is, and how to solve it...any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:16 AM   #2
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You may consider looking for a contractor. These types of problems are usually not minor. You are probably looking at some degree of stuco tear off, sill plate replacement, stud and sheathing repair
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It sounds like part of the weep screed metal along the bottom needs replacing:

At least you can get an idea if it's a repair you are capable of: cruise around--

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