|Band is formed with one by four on bottom and
one by four at top, except where quarry tiles are set. Metal lath is nailed up for assurance of a good bond.
|Scratch coat put on and scarified.|
|One by eights are used for forms and screwed to bottom form.||Scratch coat is wet with a hose before pouring mortar to assure a good bond.|
|Forms removed. Finish coat will angle down from tiles for a chamfer, allowing good water runoff.||Loose and spalling areas are chipped off and filled in on the concrete steps. Here a bonding coat is applied with flex-con in the mortar. Surface is left rough.|
|Quarry tiles are stuck down with the same mixture.||Color stucco finish applied grouting the tiles at the same time.|
|Inlay is filled in first, then taped off before applying the finish on the steps.||Other steps on the house are done the same way. Loose concrete removed and filled with bonding mortar. Then a bonding coat and a finish coat.|
|Finish color is "trabuco", like the steps out back.||Columns showing inlays and cap. Top is rounded for water to run off.|