Water getting in
I’m doing a small renovation, ripped down the sheetrock and old fiberglass batting and discovered the inside surface of the exterior wall is wet.
The framing on the external wall is full-size 2×4 (actually, 2″ x 4″, because it’s old), with pine boards attached to the outside. Exterior to the pine boards appears to be some form of concrete/stucko with a brick pattern on the outside.
I found a couple of holes, but that would only explain (I think) a portion of the wet area.
And, the wet area is only from about 7′ above floor and down; that is, the very top is dry, which, to me, says the water is not coming from a higher point, but somehow through the exterior vertical surface of the wall.
Visually (other than the couple of holes), the surface looks and feels fine.
Can anyone advise what this could be and what my next steps should be?
I’m attaching some pictures.
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