|Batten strips removed from plywood siding||Top floor is wood framing, bottom floor is painted brick.
Plywood siding is covered with tar paper and metal lath.
|Paint is chipped off the brick to provide a bond for the stucco mortar. A lot of acrylic admixture is used in the scratch coat for insurance that the stucco won't fail. For new readers, the scratch coat is the first coat, that supports the brown coat,||Jack arches are formed with furring strips and filled.
to assure the mortar will never pop off.
After the jack arches set up, the keystones are formed and filled.
|TOP LEFT: Cap and
drip lip are not just decorative, but protect the
premature deterioration from water running down the face of the stucco.
TOP RIGHT: S shaped curve on chimney
shoulder adds a nice deco look, and
keeps water from collecting, ensuring our product will last the centuries.
LEFT: a view of the counter flashing and
the kick out flashing, The kick out diverts water into the gutter.
Here's my article on chimneys I wrote
4 years ago. click here
|Wood strips removed, quoins ready for
the finish coat. This sure beats flimsy
foam quoins, like they use on new houses.
|Another view of the finished side.|