House built to look like a 1960's gas station
in Great Cacapon, West Virginia
Here's how we did it :
Gas station house is ICF, Insulated concrete forms.
ICF forms are made from Fox Blocks. Photo shows Aluminum reveals and metal lath screw attached to the forms.
Miters on the reveals are held in place with tape until the mortar sets up.
Foggy down in the valley this morning.
Reveals are sprayed with cooking oil to make them easier to clean the mortar out.
Home made raincoat.
Mortar filled in between the reveals and rodded off.
Mortar scraped back to allow room for the finish coat.
A talented artist drew a picture of my dog, Bijou.
My dog, Bijou, says, "Very flattering".
Most of the outside corners and other details are hand tooled. Here, one person holds a rod and the other fills in.
A paw paw is a fruit that grows wild in West Virginia. They are good when fresh picked.
Heavier lath, 3.4 , is used on the ceilings to avoid sagging and bagging and the trowel dragging. Note how the framing is 12 inches o.c.
Ceiling is rodded off with a 10 foot one by four.
Ceiling white coated.
Someone dared me to publish this picture.
Top floor and privacy wall finished.
Scaffold down, house looks like a gas station.
A view of the back.
When the alarm goes ding-ding, its the signal to leap out for super service.
The finish is sort of rough, sort of smooth.
A view of the other side showing the shower.