Everyone complains about e.i.f.s. stucco sysems failing to keep water out and off the plywood. If anyone is reading this and thinking of using synthetic stucco on their project, listen, get a good installer and pay the extra money it takes to acomidate the e.i.f.s. synthetic system. most of all thes problems whith leaking all goes back to the installation and the lack of doing what needs to be done before e.i.f.s. is installed. its not the system.