|We tore off all the EIFS on the house
in 3 days after we set up the scaffold.
The best tool we found to do this is a
flat garden spade. for more.
|After the membrane is peeled off, the
foam is easily scraped off.
|No more synthetic "stucco".||Scratch coat applied on self-furring
|Brown coat on garage.||Expansion joints are tooled with a concrete
groover. These make a far better joint
than the pre-manufactured metal joints.
|Outside corners (arrises) are "stripped".
That is, a wood strip is set with a string line.
|Carlos rods off the wall in between
the strips with a white pine 1 x 4.
An old plasterer once told me you can
do some nice work with white pine.
|Jack arches and key stones are formed
with furring strips.
|The second projection is a band on
the jack arch and the second third of
the keystone. This is formed after the
first projection is filled with lath and
mortar and allowed to set up overnight.
The third projection will be the keystone.
|Arch is formed with a one-by-one, and
filled with lath and mortar. This is the hard
way, but far better than gluing flimsy foam
to the wall.
|A band is formed on the arch using one-by-ones and filled with lath and mortar. We have been here 6 weeks. As soon as these details are finished we're ready to put on the finish-REAL colored cement and REAL sand.|