|Smart boy's drip edge
One by fours are nailed to framing at
foundation line. Note how plaster stop
extends below framing about an inch.
This ensures water will never run into foundation wall.
You may have seen my drip edge/band before here.
|Band is covered with felt paper and metal lath. Gap between 3/4" stop and wall means water will drip down and not back to wall, prematurely deteriorating wall. This should work fine as long as the force of gravity isn't turned off and rain doesn't come out of the ground and up toward the sky.|
|Bricks are covered with plastic and a
scratch coat applied to metal lath
Drip edge also serves as a decorative band, making the house look longer.
|Finished wall. Plaster stop supports the bottom of the stucco and prevents flaking off. Too bad this ugly gas meter distracts from my beautiful wall. Why doesn't someone invent a small simple digital device instead of having these big clunky meters?|
|Fake concrete bricks are scratch coated using an acrylic
in the mortar.
Note how the bottom doesn't line up with
|Corner is straightened by simply propping up this strip board
After the finish sets up, board is removed and back is done the same way.
|Even the garage is stucco.||A close up showing good window sill design. Sill protrudes
and has a drip groove so water doesn' run back to the wall. Most water
infiltration problems are below windows. A good sill prevents
water infiltration from occuring.