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Old stucco scored to
to resemble block
Washington, DC

stucco scored to resemble block stucco scored to resemble block
Finish coat is scored to resemble block, like the original. A brick jointer is used backwards to give a double line, sort of a beaded joint look.
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Cable reattached. Finish coat is white portland with three different grades of white sand. Color is "Oatmeal" from La Habra stucco.

Stucco addition
for HTL contractors
Old Town area
Alexandria, VA

Stucco addition Stucco chimney
Stucco addition on this circa 1765 house.
Finish is REAL white portland cement and REAL sand. Color is "French Vanilla" from La Habra Stucco. Yet another project designed by Bud Adams, architects.
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Close up of chimney. Wood framed chimney resembles masonry. 
Coarse sandblasting sand adds a rich texture to the finish.

Stucco on 1915 bungalow
Fairfax, VA

1915 bungalow Old lath and stucco peeled off on this circa 1915 bungalow. Sheathing is rough sawed one by, when one by was really one inch. 
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Stucco recoated
Alexandria, VA

scaffold reaching ever skyward Silhouette of scaffold reaching ever skyward on the last side of the building. We're finally finished.

2 small projects

2 small projects
Pebble dash columns Stucco finish is troweled smooth
Pebble dash columns on a new house, in an old neighborhood. 
For Mickey Simpson Builders in 
Arlington, VA
Stucco finish is troweled smooth (steel trowel look) on this renovation in Bethesda for Archway builders, Inc. Design is by Meditch-Murphey architects.

Adrienne's building
Washington, DC

plants growing on  roof plants growing on  roof
Nothing to do with stucco, plants growing on Adrienne's roof. If you remember Adrienne's building from the last 2 updates. We'll be back here real soon to stucco the back wall. Plant media is separated from the gravel on the roof with this metal barrier. Note the black cloth over by the roof coping. It prevents gravel from running out the scupper.