New color stucco custom home in Vienna, Virginia

Flashing Tar paper overlaps flashing
Stone water table at bottom covered with plastic. Flashing and tar paper put on. Flashing over stone is pre-bent window cap from Home Cheapo. Tar paper overlaps flashing. Tar paper is put on starting from the bottom up. Flashing is later covered with mortar by a "wash". See below
brown coat how we scaffolded the dormers
Mynor rods of brown coat. A view of how we scaffolded the dormers with
home made ladders. The ladders are nailed to the scaffold for safety.
New color stucco custom home in Vienna, Virginia Angle at bottom
Sills are solid mortar and are my design, which you may have seen before. Bottom edge is angled down toward the front to provide a drip
edge so water doesn't rum back to the wall.
Angle at bottom is made by ripping a 2 by four at an angle for a form. 2 by forms are nailed on. Inside of sill have another layer of metal lath nailed on and a scratch coat of mortar applied.
scratch coat sets up overnight
 After scratch coat sets up overnight, a one by
four form is screw attached to the side forms.
The screws allow for easy disassembly.
The top is filled with mortar. Form is tapped to
allow mortar to settle all the way to the bottom, preventing voids and air pockets. Here, excess mortar is struck off.
Fake brick cast concrete stairway is stuccoed to match house. You may have seen our method for doing this before.  Scratch coat is applied to concrete with plenty of flex-con in the mortar. Flex-con is an acrylic bonder.
Color cement stucco finish Chimney cap is made with solid 4 inch blocks
Color cement stucco finish is applied to stairs
Chimney cap is made with solid 4 inch blocks.
Blocks are temporarily supported with wood and wire. Unfortunately, flues are buried by the
blocks, requiring extensions.
extended the flues Flues are mortared in
I extended the flues by cutting a stock 24" flue in half, giving me 2 twelve inch extensions.
Flues are mortared in and top is sculptured nice and round for good water run-off.
Looks nice, huh? Mainly, the drip cap sheds water away from the chimney, extending it's life.
Yellow finish coat applied with Jefferson dollars
embedded in the finish.
A view of the wash curve makes it obvious this is REAL stucco and not
A view of the wash, or curved area at the bottom. The reason for the wash:
1. Curve diverts water away from the wall.
2. The thicker area better seals the joint at the
    stone sill.
3. Covers the metal flashing we put at the bottom.
4. The curve makes it obvious this is REAL stucco and not synthetic garbage.
A view of the finished side. Stucco has a seamless appearance, easy on the eyes,
durable and practical.