|Another view of the workmanship on this nice
church. The stucco moldings were run in place.
A lot of the features were hand tooled.
|The old band above the door was falling
and had been patched a couple times before.
|When in doubt, tear it out.
||After the first layer is formed and filled,
are formed with 2 by 4's and 1 x 4's and filled in.
|The sides are trued up with one by's and white mortar.
||Stucco band repaired, just like 1910.
|The columns are re-coated by
first chipping them
up. This removes most of the old paint and provides
a good bond to the old basecoat.
If you haven't seen how we re-coat old painted stucco, please click here.
|Next, we trowel on a
basecoat, cement mortar
with plenty of flexcon. Here, we mixed Flex-con
75% to 25% water to make sure these columns
never fail. The surface is left rough by scoring
with a brush.
|The finish coat is white
Portland cement and white sand. After the finish coat has
set up for a while a neat line is cut between the column and
the old wall.
||I hope you can figure out
what this is. The crumbling, spalling brick are stabilized
by dashing on (throwing) a mix of mortar with plenty of
flex-con. This is allowed to set up good before proceeding
|Fast forward: The chimney is
finished with white
portland and sand. We now have a solid chimney
which should las for centuries.
|We are now re-stuccoing the
dome. This deserves
a lot of attention, so please check back next update.
A view of the US Capitol from the scaffold.
You can see the Washington monument in the
This is a good size project for us, and will be done
in different phases. We're also repairing the
Please check back to see more.