A view of Aquia creek at sunrise.
Tar paper and metal lath applied
Brown coat on back of house.
The brown coat is where the wall is filled out and straightened.
|How we do
Wood strips are set with a string line to the wall thickness. Wall is filled and straightened to the wood strips.
|After the brown coat sets up, the strips are set square
opening and filled. They make a metal corner bead for this,
last outside. There is a western style corner bead that
seems like an
product, but they aren't available here.
This is how this was done 80 years ago.
|Finish coat is REAL portland cement and REAL sand. Color
Vanilla" from La Habra stucco. The finish texture is
swoops like icing on a cake.
|Carlos went ahead with a scratch coat while I did the swoops.|
|An attractive stucco addition. Finish is white portland,cement and white sand.||Side view.|
|TOP LEFT: Stucco
torn off and replaced on this dormer. The stucco failure
is due to a gutter leaking over the years.
TOP RIGHT: Wall outside kitchen is replaced.
A close-up of the1925 splatter dash finish that is duplicated.
|Pebble dash stucco is patched on this circa 1898 townhouse. We're still the pebble dash kings.||Brown coat awaiting pebble dash.
I liked this cool curve on the bottom of the front porch rail.
|Pebble dash stucco patched and matched.||A view of the new roof showing the
counter flashing. The counter flashing is important
1. It prevents water from running behind
the roof flashing.
2. Protects wall from water during deep snow and freezing rain.
3. Provides relief due to movement of the porch roof from breaking the stucco
|Lath and stucco torn off this garage. A tree fell on the roof buckling the wall.||A shot of the welded wire lath and building paper, showing
instructions on how to
apply the lath. The paper has no tar
and the paper and wood sheathing is still in excellent shape
More photographic proof that real cement stucco protects the wood framing and sheathing. There is no caulking around the window, and the wood under the window is still in good condition.