Moisture From Soil Stucco Damage
Whenever you have
dirt or soil up against an exterior stucco wall, it could be susceptible to
water or moisture in the soil getting absorbed into the stucco and damaging
Stucco will actually absorb moisture and then start to form bubbles like those in the picture above. It won't be long before these bubbles start to crack and fall off of the wall, exposing sections of the stucco.
The picture below provides you with an excellent example of what you're building could look like if you don't take the necessary steps to either reduce the amount of moisture in the soil, separate the soil from the wall or install a weep screed at the bottom of the stucco.