1. Damp-Looking Stucco
Getting the stucco wet shouldn't be a problem. It will make sense that it is wet once it has rained. However, if it is still wet a week after the rainy weather, it suggests that water has gotten into the stucco. There might also be moist areas on the wall. Pay special attention to those since there is where water may enter.
An obvious sign that there is water in your stucco is a split on the surface. However, it would help if you weren't frightened since this does not suggest that you have suffered irreparable injury. However, it is a sign that water has entered, and you must take action right once to prevent things from worsening.
3. Missing Chunks of Stucco
Check your stucco to see if any siding pieces have come free. That superficial damage indicates that water has gotten under the surface and is creating difficulties.
4. Cracks and Bubbles at the Bottom of the Wall
Look for cracks or bubbles at the bottom borders throughout your inspection. Water will ultimately flow downhill because it, like everything else, must obey gravity. That suggests that most damage may be located close to the wall's base.
5. Window Caulking Damage
Is there any cracking or deterioration in the caulking around your windows? This is another sign that water has entered the stucco. If it's been there long enough, you'll have to replace the windows as well. As a result, frequent stucco inspection is critical.
6. Soft Drywall
You're going inside to continue your investigation. Feel for the drywall underneath your windows. Is it pleasant to the touch? That is another sign of water damage. In these cases, the drywall and the stucco on the outside will need to be replaced.
7. Basement Moisture
Finally, look at the basement walls. As you can see, moisture on the walls may result from water in the stucco. There are other causes for this, so be sure to eliminate them before moving on with a solution.