New stucco house in Chevy Chase
Here's how we did it:
New house has zip wall and flashing tape over the joints.
Flap at bottom of Rain Screen allows the Rainscreen to overlap and the drainage mat underneath to remain continuous.
Flashing is put over windows and sealed with red tape.
Rainscreen and self furring metal lath are shot on with a roofing coil nailer.
A space is left behind the window trim to allow for the thickness of the drainage mat.
Window trim is an inch and a half thick.
Finished wall allows a 3/4 inch reveal. Stucco is over one inch thick. Thickness equals strength.
Weep grounds are made by drilling holes in 3/4 inch plaster stop.
A gap is left between the drip moulding for drainage.
A gap is left at the bottom of the wall. If not for drainage, it just looks neater.
Porches are covered with plastic and correx before slinging mud.
Roofs are covered with tar paper.
Reinforcing fibers are added to the basecoat mortar.
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The color is greenish, but there is no green in the tint.
Brown coat rodded off.
Edge cracking is reduced by painting the corner with a flex con and portland paste.
Finish coat is rubbed with a magic float.
Oh, what beautiful stucco.
Apron flashing on roof is overlapped with our weep stop leaving a 3 inch reveal.
That is, leaving part of the black flashing exposed.
New stucco house looks appropriate in this old neighborhood.