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Fascia board meets stucco wall has deteriorated has a gap & is leaking water...

Old 10-07-13, 07:21 PM
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Fascia board meets stucco wall has deteriorated has a gap & is leaking water...

howdy, i am a better than average "diy'r" that owns a home near a windy hillside at the pacific coast. i am having evidence of water showing itself on the floor between the second & first floors. after much detective work, i believe i have found the water's entrance point. that is, i have a low slope roof that has a dutch gutter with a built in drip edge that wraps from the perimeter rooftop and down the face of the exterior wall. there is a 6"h fascia board that the drip edge faces and that board rests on top of & in line with a stucco wall. i found that there is a gap so large that i can put a screwdriver in between the fascia board & the stucco wall. my question is, what remedy (aside from replacing the fascia, drip edge/gutter combo which could then cause issues where the low slope material meets the shingled portion of the roof) do you recommend? my original thought was to get some type of expanding foam that could be trimmed then painted; but then i worry that foam tends to wick and may cause more damage? do i worry about wicking foam since it will be trimmed & painted over? if not, then what type of foam should i look for to bond in between wood & stucco? and if not an expanding foam, do i go with caulk or ??? thanks!
Old 10-07-13, 07:51 PM
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It's difficult visualizing your situation, without a few pix, but I suggest staying away from any expanding foam. Going with a name-brand polyurethane caulk would yield better long-term performance, and will stick tenaciously to a properly-prepared surface. Make sure none of the adjacent stucco is delaminated as part of your surface prep work.
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Welcome to the forums!

While I often caulk the fascia to the stucco, I wouldn't want to rely on just caulking to keep water out of the house. Pics should be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

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