Stucco Problems & Building Envelop Issues

I am having problems with water penetrating my walls. I have posted some questions here in the past. I recently created a website to document my problems. If anyone has any experience with regards to stucco, I would appreciate your thoughts:
http://tinyurl.com/953u8
In addition, if you are aware of any forums that are more specific to this topic, I would like to know where they are so I can post questions there as well.
Thank you, Chris
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I used to have a stucco house that was built in 1907. The house was painted only twice in 90 years. Stucco never leaked, moved, anything - this was in the midwest. Stuff was thick though ! People telling you that there is no way to build a stucco house that won't leak, are full of shit. WHY would any house ever been built from stucco if that was the case ?
I don't understand why this hasn't moved on to a legal stage, whether arbitration or lawsuit.
Is the stucco company a contractor to you, or a sub to the company you paid to build the house ? If you didn't contract directly then wouldn't you go after the primary contractor (builder) ?
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I haven't ruled out the legal process, but I am told it is complicated because I am not the original owner of the house, and there is no contract tieing myself to the builder/stucco contractor. I do have recourse against the prior owners, but I must prove that they ought to have known about the problem; this may be difficult to prove because we've had a number of dry years so a judge may rule they knew nothing about it. If there are any Canadian's reading this, who are familiar with the way the courts work, I would be glad to talk to you. I have talked to two lawyers thus far, and have decided this is the last path I want to pursue.
Chris

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use this google link or go to building science corporation for 76 results of pages on stucco: http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&cof=AWFID%3A7131a4c3237ffe09%3BL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.buildingscience.com%2Fimages%2Flogo_buildingscience.gif%3BBGC%3A%23F8F8E9%3BT%3A%23000000%3BLC%3A%23095209%3BVLC%3A%23D06838%3BALC%3A%23999999%3BGALT%3A%23095209%3BGFNT%3A%23808080%3BGIMP%3A%23000000%3BDIV%3A%23095209%3BLBGC%3A%23F8F8E9%3BAH%3Acenter%3BS%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.buildingscience.com%3B&domains=buildingscience.com&q=stucco&btnG=Search&sitesearch=buildingscience.com
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Real stucco, or plastic? Cement stucco has hundreds of years of experience behind it, works great when done properly.
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