|Two windows had to be replaced. Other windows had rot around
but were still OK. EIFS and tyvek torn off, showing rotted
that was replaced.
|Chimney has rotted studs and
the dryvit and tyvek were torn off, a few remaining screws had to
out. All the screws were rusted, and the staples holding on the tyvek
|Fortunately the studs were 2 by tens or they might have been rotted beyond re-use.||Termites love EIFS. Termites(or carpenter ants) leave tunnels
wet plywood. Foam is easy to tunnel behind, and the
termites never have to return to the ground for water.
| These bullnoses were
common in houses plastered around the turn of the century.
They add an elegant effect to this plaster dining room.
|Bullnoses are run with molding plaster and lime using a mold template.|
|Chimney has seen better days.||Chimney re-stuccoed with color pebble finish.
Note the drip
cap we made at the top.
|House finished awaiting paint. Pebble dash
stucco adds an
old look to a new house built in an old neighborhood.
|SOS-Scrap Metal is recycled. Scrap lath, flashing,
whatever I can find is
taken to Prince William County landfill for recycling. Most jurisdictions will pick up metal for free, if the owner calls. I only know
one other contractor that recycles.
Please help. This is your planet, too.