Pebble dash stucco replaced on this 1921 house
in Washington, DC
A few notes about this project :
A diamond blade is used to cut the wall at the outside corner
The reason the wall failed: Furring for the decorative band at the bottom and the sheathing behind had no tarpaper. Also, the stucco was out past the foundation, allowing water to sit on the stones.
We made the bands much thicker, to go past the foundation. 2 layers of 2 by 4 's are used to frame the bands.
Band framing and sheathing is covered with tar paper.
A 3/4 plaster stop supports the bottom edge. Wall is covered with 2 layers of tar paper, and self furring metal lath.
Window flashing, window, and everything is taped off real good before applying the finish.
The original wall had this decorative lip at the top.
We duplicated the lip with white portland and white sand.
Pebbles were 3/8 river jacks that matched perfectly perfect.
Finished wall should last a lot longer than 98 years this time.