Jobs in progress-updated February 9, 2007
Almost 8 years of updates !
|Ron shows off his stucco addition.|| Faux granite window surround stones are
made using white portland cement and black sand. Here tape is pulled
off exposing faux mortar joint.
|Finish is REAL portland cement and REAL sand, and not the
that comes in a bucket.
Color is #97 "pacific sand" from La Habra stucco.
|Attractive stucco addition
attracts attention from a long way off.
Finish is, of course, portland cement and sand. Color is #81, "Oatmeal"
from La Habra stucco.
| If you have visited my site before, you have seen how
we do chimneys.
Metal cap is covered with lath and stucco for insurance against water intrusion.
Top is rounded for good water run off.
The ledge on the cap provides a drip edge, prevented water from running directly down the stucco, assuring our chimney will last.
|Interesting details are these window bump-outs and ceilings.
|Taking down plastic heat tent.
Our heroes work on undaunted in cold weather thanks to these plastic tents and heaters.
Here, a 1972 stucco wall was replaced.
|What's left of a metal corner bead. This is why we don't use
corner beads outside any more. These beads sold on the east coast are
designed for inside plaster.
Badly deteriorated bead is why the wall failed, at least at the corners. These were put
on in 1972. A stucco wall should last a lot longer than 35 years.
|Old lime and sand stucco was looking pretty tired. After
years of sloppy
patches and layers of paint, it was due to be replaced.
|House stripped down to original wood lath.|