Flashing at stone

What would you say about this lack of flashing???


I’m not sure what I’m looking at, but I see flashing atop the wood trim. The only other thing that should be done at this point is to seal the lower half of this trim with caulking.

Well, this whole detail is a mess. I don’t know how the same thing could be done with correct detailing. There needs to be flashing extending up behind the stucco and extending over the top of the stone, with weep holes. Ideally the face of the stucco and the face of the stone would be closer to the same plane. If the wood trim is absolutely required, I’d probably glue it to the stucco, and I’d make it 1 1/2 inches thick, to conceal more of the flashing, and hold its bottom edge up off the stone at least 1/4 inch.

Caulk it. Caulking fixes everything!

That wood is bound to rot, in direct contact with masonry materials.

What’s wrong with utilizing duct tape there?

That is a detail for future problems.

This detail would apply better for longevity.


If that’s cultured stone, this is one recommended detail.

If you omit the water table the theory of the flashing system remains the same, you need a controlled exit form the stucco drainage plane above the cultured stone.

You have flashing on top of the wood trim.

There is no through wall flashing at the stucco / brick.

Basically it looks like a code approved Kansas City Application.