One picture is a column with exposed timber and large gaps where moisture and vermin can go. The other picture is the front wall of the house close to the entry. It looks as though flashing was used where normally you would find weep screed. The house is wood frame and was built in 1997. There is weep screed around the rest of the house.
First question… on the column, other than sealing the exposed lumber would you recommend a repair by a stucco contractor? Is stuffing more styro foam into the void and adding stucco an acceptable repair?
Second question on the front wall would you recommend removing the stucco to see if there is a weep screed where they can uncover the holes? In 1997 would they have flashed this area?