Another project for
Whitcomb and Carrocio in Bethesda, MD

Smart boy's drip edge Band is covered with felt paper and metal lath
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 Finished wall
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 bonding admixture in the mortar Corner is straightened
Fake concrete bricks are scratch coated using an acrylic bonding admixture in the mortar.

Note how the bottom doesn't line up with
the wood framing

Corner is straightened by simply propping up this strip board and filling in.

After the finish sets up, board is removed and back is done the same way.

garage is stucco good window sill design
Even the garage is stucco. A close up showing good window sill design. Sill protrudes beyond stucco 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.