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[FONT=TT14o00][size=3][FONT=TT14o00][size=3][FONT=TT14o00][size=3]The attached photographs are EIFS installation on a recent inspection. There were multiple defects with installation and also failure of the product; no back wrap at bottom exposed edges, inadequate clearances to roofs and flatwork, inadequate weather seal or caulking at windows, doors and other dissimilar materials, missing kick out flashings. Additionally, attached components were not sleeved or caulked. Cracks were forming at inside corners and coating loss was beginning to occur under horizontal projections. There was no visible house wrap between EIFS and sheathing. The possibility of hidden damage was great. A total disaster, and fortunately the single woman buyer came to the conclusion that purchase was not worth the cost or risk of repair.