Jobs in progress   
                 updated July 4, 2014

    Over 15 years of jobs in progress, update #135!  
I started jobs in progress in January, 1999, when I registered my domain.
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Big pebble dash stucco addition.
The                  pebble dash addition we did in 2003 in Potomac, MD.
We duplicated the stucco finish exactly in
                  Potomac, MD.
Arrows point to The pebble dash addition we did in 2003.
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 The new addition is huge. We duplicated the finish exactly. Why not, we just copied what we did 11 years ago.
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We flashed over the window before putting on the
                  tar paper in Potomac, MD.
A plastic splatter shield saves clean up in
                  Potomac, MD.
A close up of the finished wall. We flashed over the window before putting on the tar paper.
More details here:
A plastic splatter shield saves clean up.

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Stucco repair on this
Circa 1890's farm house
in Potomac, Maryland.
  stucco repair on Circa 1890's farm house.
Too bad I'm so
                beautiful sighs an Old stucco house in Potomac, MD.
Circa 1890's farm house was originally wood clapboard, and was stuccoed probably about
the 1930's.

 Old stucco house looks out over all the new construction and modern buildings with a
condescending gaze. "Too bad I'm so beautiful,"
she sighs, "and you're not."
Termite damage was repaired
Termite damage was repaired, the we did
our thing. We tore off the whole wall end to
end, so we have a uniform wall.
Pebble Dash kings match the old
                texture on the money.

Pebble Dash kings match the old texture on the money.
Stucco Barbeque in
 Alexandria, Virginia
Stucco Barbeque
              in Alexandria, Virginia

Stucco Barbeque in
              Alexandria, Virginia finished in one day.
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Block stucco barbeque provides a luxury outdoor space.

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Our secret formula that sets fast allows for same day
completion with NO shrinkage cracks.
Stucco thickness is an honest 3/4".

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Counter tops were set first before the stucco.
The finish is REAL white portland cement an REAL
white sand.
Finished outdoor stucco barbeque in
              Alexandria, Virginia
 Suspended lath and plaster ceilings repaired
Crystal City Hilton
on the border of Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia.
Suspended
              lath and plaster ceilings repaired Crystal City Hilton on
              the border of Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia.
Brown coat on suspended lath and
              plaster ceilings repaired Crystal City Hilton on the
              border of Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia.
A pipe broke at the Hilton damaging the ceiling.
We patched the damaged lath and knocked
all the mortar off the lath on the panels we replaced.
This assures a permanent bond.
I deleted my finished pictures by mistake, but
I can take more when I can.
We used to put up a lot of these ceilings years ago.
We do the suspended channel iron, metal lath and of course the plaster or stucco.
Addition and chimney
Fairfax Station, Virginia.
Color is 124 "Sedona
              Clay" from Expo Stucco
SOLID cement bands should be
              hurricane proof.
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REAL cement finish on this outdoor space.
Color is 124 "Sedona Clay" from Expo Stucco.

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SOLID cement bands should be hurricane proof.

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We matched the existing chimney that has a
paper thin cement basecoat and a synthetic finish.
The bands are flimsy foam EIFS.

existing chimney that has a paper thin cement
              basecoat and a synthetic finish.
A pebble dash stucco addition
in Takoma Park
plaster stop (casing bead) in
                Takoma Park

A pebble dash stucco addition in Takoma Park
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1/4" masonite spacers are used to set the plaster stop (casing bead). This allows a nice gap at the bottom.
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An intentional gap is left between the new addition and the existing.

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Ceiling is draped with plastic and tape before throwing on the pebble dash.
Ceiling is draped with plastic
                and tape before throwing on the pebble dash
Patch and match
Washington, DC
Plaster
                  ceiling repaired with REAL lath and REAL plaster in
                  Washington, DC
Stucco repair
                on this dormer in Washington, DC.
Plaster ceiling repaired with REAL lath and
REAL plaster. No flimsy drywall materials here.
Stucco replaced on this dormer in the Nation's Capital. We didn't break the roof slate. I haven't
broken a roof slate in 14 years.

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