1935 Spanish colonial house
in Alexandria, Virginia
A few notes about this project :
Glob of mortar on top of this chimney did more harm than good by diverting water into the chimney instead of away from the chimney.
Chimney shows years of deterioration and sloppy patches..
Back side of chimney is easily crumbled with bare hands.
Deteriorated blocks are powdery and crumbly.
Holes and bad areas are rescued by filling with super mortar with plenty of flexcon. The flexcon people owe me big time for this free advertising. Flashing is put on over rubber membrane.
All around the patio leaked into the basement. Leak was fixed by cutting off stucco and putting on metal flashing.
My dog points out flashing covered with metal lath.
Wall is patched in at an angle, deflecting water away from the house. House doesn't leak anymore.
A band at the top made from white cement and white sand acts as a drip edge, extending the life of the chimney. Chimney is chipped and a new basecoat is put on using plenty of flexcon in the mortar.
Concrete head is anchored and stuck on the chimney.
Finished chimney with a burlap bag finish. This head is never coming off.
Porch roof leaked like crazy. This flashing not only was put on backwards, it was over the stucco instead of under the stucco.
Stucco is cut off bricks above step flashing. We put on a kickout flashing, running water into the gutter.
A new counter flashing is put on over the step flashing.
Counter flashing is sealed with tape, then patched with lath and mortar.
A close up of the bag finish.