Jobs in progress #157
Updated April, 2019 !
Over 20 years of jobs in progress !
Lath and stucco on cedar siding
New metal flashing is put over window and angled down. Flashing and back side of trim
is sealed with protecto wrap. Windows should be sealed before the stucco is done, and not after.
Two layers of tar paper put on. Protecto tape provides a good overlap for the tar paper.
Liquid color is mixed in a garbage can. Our liquid mix is half water and half flex con.
Dry mix is REAL white portland cement and REAL white sand.
A little snow doesn't stop our brave heroes.
2 sides finished. You may remember the other 2 sides we did here, and here.
Historic Plaster repair
Roof coping leaks caused plaster failures in the stairways.
Finish coat plaster troweled smooth
Townhouse stuccoed in the Shaw area
Before - Old bricks were failing and needed an uplift.
After - REAL color cement stucco.
Color is "Ecru" from sherwin-williams. Here's the formula for five gallons.
A plastic heat tent makes this possible in below freezing temperatures.
Chimney re stucco
in Vienna, Virginia
Chimney leaks real bad from the crown, and the flashing. We re-did the crown, the flashing, added a drip edge, and flagstone chimney shoulders. You may have seen how we do our chimneys before.
Moss is growing out of the cracks. The twisted minded competition coated the chimney with EIFS mesh and EIFS finish,
making deterioration worse,
Crown and drip band are finished first.
The finish texture matches on the money. The color is the leftover pastel
yellow from the house in Bethesda above, which coincidentally matched.
Stucco by the competition torn off and re done in Shepherd Park
Lath and stucco is torn off and re done
New (left) matches the old (right) on the money.
Plaster ceiling replaced
in Waterford, Virginia
One of many small jobs we do on rainy days.
Cool curve detail leading to basement stairway is duplicated.
Patch and match
Tent is made using plastic and tape to avoid splattering mortar everywhere.
Pebble dash stucco is quarter inch pea gravel.