I have a cement block home in Florida which was build in the 60's. I am about to get a new stucco finish put on. On the side of the house with the west exposure the afternoon sun really heats it up. I was considering having my installer use eifss on the side for the insulation factor. Its also the front of the house so was hoping to get a bit more creative with the design. One of my questions is I do believe you are not suppose to run the efis down to the ground? If not, what the best way to finish the bottom? In my situation half would be down to concrete sidewalk and the other half down to mulch. So I'd like to here some pros and cons of doing using the eifs. If it can be used with no problems I'd like to try it.