I’m replacing windows and found a substantial gap between the brick and stucco. The old windows had been leaking for a while and I suspect that this was part of the issue.

How should I deal with this before installing the new windows?

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    Was there anything covering that up before?
    – Huesmann
    Commented Oct 9, 2023 at 12:04
  • With no context, it's hard to tell how "substantial" that gap is. Is it 1", 3", 1/2"? Give us some dimensions to work with...
    – FreeMan
    Commented Oct 9, 2023 at 12:46
  • @FreeMan I mean, we could assume those bricks are standard size, so about 2-1/2" tall, making the gap between brick and wood about 2-1/4-ish.
    – Huesmann
    Commented Oct 10, 2023 at 13:42
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    Sorry, @Huesmann. I'm unable to see images at the moment, so I had no picture to work from...
    – FreeMan
    Commented Oct 10, 2023 at 13:46


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