I need some help. I’m not a Stucco expert as there is not that many homes in my area that have Stucco siding. In addition, this newly constructed house I inspected yesterday was built with a Superior Wall foundation. The very first one I have come across in my area.
So, my question is with the way the builder applied the Stucco on the exterior of the superior walls. Superior walls are pre-cast sections, and the builder left the corners and all joints for the pre-cast sections unfinished, then applied caulk at the joints. This just didn’t look right to me, but the builder threw a fit stating that the Stucco was not allowed on the joints or corners due to expansion.
While that made sense to me, my argument was that the exterior caulk used to seal the corners and joints will eventually deteriorate leading to moisture intrusion or at least water seeping behind the Stucco.
Therefore, what do you think? Is this right?
Thanks in advance for any advice