|Arches are redone by setting wood strips
on the outside corners. The wall is straightened by setting strips with a string line.
|Here, Mynor fills in wall and rods off mortar using an eight foot long 1 by 4.|
Brown coat on porch. Julio straightens wall with an eight foot one by four.
|A close up shows how the wood lath was applied.
First, tar paper was put on the wood studs.
The wall was then furred out using one by twos nailed to the
studs. The lath strips were the nailed to the furring, giving a good key behind the lath strips.
|We went over the old lath strips with metal lath.||The only rot on the original house was where this bird wing
had rusted through.
Not bad for over eighty years. Note the wood lath and furring are still in like new condition.
|A kitchen addition that was added on in the
was badly rotted and needed
repairs bfore we started. Here is a window
sill I made. Note how the top and bottom are
angled to divert water away from the wall.
|Window sill in place. These sills you see on old houses did their job-that is they diverted water away from under the window. Most of the rot that occurs on a house is under the windows.|