Stucco over spalling brick
in Manassas, Virginia
You may have seen our jobs with spalling brick in Manassas before:
here... and here...
Mortar bonds well to the brick. Bricks are rough and not too porous.
Mortar is scored near the top to provide a key for the decorative band.
Band is formed using 2 inch styrofoam at the top, and one inch at the bottom..
One inch foam at the bottom is score board, or pre scored foam. Thanks so much to Carl Brown, Mr. Bad Stucco, in Kansas City, for the idea of using foam for forms. Foam is a lot cheaper and easier than lumber.
White portland and white sand is used to fill in the forms because it sets faster and is much harder. Flex con is used in the mortar for a permanent bond.
Tape is moved up an inch, to allow for an angle for the finish coat.
A view of the finished band. The top is angled allowing for water to run off.
The top of the flagstone chimney shoulder is covered with flashing and the flashing covered with mortar.
Flagstone chimney shoulder projects past the edge of the stucco for a drip edge.
2 inch styrofoam works great for the chimney cap.
Quarters embedded in the top of the chimney are 2019 Lowell quarters.
Finish color is "Lullabye" from Sherwin-Williams.