|Just a routine patch- in the
the street from the National Cathedral.
Take a tour here;
After a fire, the firemen tore holes in the ceiling to make sure the fire was out.
Holes are filled with metal lath, molding plaster
|Finished, taking down the scaffold.
This remodeling project had pop up additions, new windows, roof and flashing. We also re-did the chimney.
You may remember the last project we did for Art last summer.
|Tearing off the Tyvek, as usual.
Takoma Park is a very unique city just
across the border from Washington, DC.
We had a good time working here last year.
|A smart boy scaffold. We make these home
made ladders for a safe method of scaffolding dormers.
|Bottom of ladder is secured by nailing planks to the ladder and then to the scaffold. Only a stupid boy nails to the roof.|
|Brown coat on patch is cut back 1/8" to allow room for the finish coat. This is important so the patch doesn't look like a nasty scab sticking out of the wall.||Finish coat applied, joining flush with the old stucco.
Patches always tend to show. At least you don't see nasty hump. This is one of the differences of having a plasterer do the work, and not Handy Andy.
The Addition on the back of the house is
stucco on block.
String lines are pulled every 4 feet to straighten the wall. Wood strips for windows and balcony openings are set with the strings.
These walls must be dead straight for
ornamental bands and caps.
This is a nice project. Please check back for
|Scaffold cam shows the view from the top, 38
up. Dormers are finished with
colored portland cement finish.
|Actually, we aren't working here.
We have done some repair work
here before, and we'll be back in the future (this winter).The ornamental plaster is probably the finest in Alexandria.
Take a tour here: