This would make a good backdrop for a creepy science fiction movie.
Old stucco is falling off and needs to be replaced.
Battleship grey paint adds to the gloomy ambiance.
Look any better ? Finish is REAL Portland cement and
REAL sand. Color is "Santa Fe" from La Habra stucco.
|Seven year old synthetic
stucco finish is peeling off this Toll Brothers house. This
is the stuff Toll
Brothers claims is real stucco.
|Cement base coat is 1/4"
thick, which is standard
for cheap synthetic "one coat stucco" applications.
Our standard thickness is 3/4". Deteriorated base coat is easily scraped off with my finger.
Water infiltration from above runs out of
Chimney shoulder is badly dilapidated.
This is typical of all the houses in this 7 year old neighborhood.
Chimneys usually fail for four main reasons:
1. Inadequate or deteriorated cap
2. Flashing at roof line poorly done or non-existent
3. Shoulder too porous
4.Lack of drip edge around the cap. (the band at the top).
|ABOVE: Plaster ceiling
replaced the same
day using moulding plaster and lime in Arlington, Virginia.
LEFT: Pebble dash stucco repaired:
|What a cool looking house.
We coated the stucco
we did 19 years ago to make it look new again.
|Here, we're applying a
thin bonding coat
before the new white finish coat.
For more on chemical bonders, Please More....
|Here's a big addition on old
||Two layers of tar paper and
self-furring metal lath is put on using a coil nailer and
nails. Please check back to see the finished product.