|Old stucco is stripped off the brick using electric chipping hammers, The problem with the stucco was too much water getting behind the wall.||Stucco finish was soft lime and sand with
screened pebbles thrown in.
|Deterioration of the porch wall was caused by inadequate weep tubes. The tubes were too short, diverting water into the wall instead of out and away.||New tubes cut from PVC plastic. Tube is placed just below the level of the concrete on the inside, and is angled down for good water run off.|
|Bands and cap are formed with one by fours and filled in.||Finished porch.|
|Diamond design is made by nailing on one by fours on the scratch coat. After the brown coat, wood strips are removed leaving a recess.||Wood strip removed, finish coat applied to the top and inside diamond.|
|Finish mortar trowel smooth in diamond recess.||Finished wall. Finish is White portland, lime, and a mixture of fine and coarse sandblasting sand. Color is from La Habra stucco.|
|Back of parapet wall covered with sheet metal.
Metal screw attached to one by four nailers
|New coping put on last. Coping screwed to one by fours. Note how large drip lip deflects water away from the wall. As long as water never gets behind the wall, our stucco should last forever.|