Ron's wife liked this texture and color she saw on my web site.
|Surrounds are formed nailing up one by fours.
Metal lath is nailed on and a scratch coat applied. Here, surround is filled out to the edge after the scratch coat sets up.
|Surrounds are straightened by rodding them off with a scrap one by. Forms are removed after mortar sets up overnight.|
|Tape is put on the brown coat for the mortar joints. The top is done with no joints, for the one piece look of a real stone lintel.||Black sand and white portland mix is troweled on and troweled to produce a stone like look and feel.|
|The bottom has a flat, or a float finish. The idea behind the two textures is to make the wall look longer.||A view of the textures.|
|View of the flashing on the ledger board for the deck, showing the gap we left for the deck boards.|