Rot on side of chimney is caused by a lack of a kickout flashing, that is a piece of metal that
diverts water from the chimney flashing
gutter. To make things worse, someone
filled the gap between the end of the gutter
and the chimney with caulking. The gap at the
top was left open.
|Water running down the sides of the chimney
rotted the shoulders and the bottom.
the homeowner found someone
to rebuild the chimney right away, avoiding
|There was a
kick out on the chimney. I think
this may have been put on well after the house was built, or was inadequate. We put on a big
new kick out.
|Metal flashing over stone
is taped to the first layer of tar paper.
then overlapped with a second
layer of tar paper and self furring metal lath.
|Flashing over window is also overlapped
with tar paper and lath. This window probably
didn't need flashing because it is under an
over hang, but we did it anyway. The original
house had NO flashing over the windows, doors,
Here's what I have to say about caulking
over the flashing.
|A heater makes life easier. The wall is
filled out to an honest 3/4" thick.
||NO CHEAP FOAM HERE !
Lintels and keystones are formed and filled with
a layer of lath and mortar.
|After the first projection is filled the
formed and filled. Note the inset above.
The window sills are solid cement mortar and
are angled at the top for water run off.
|Decorative insets are made by forming with
lumber and filling in.
Originally, the details were flimsy foam.
|The details get a lighter color, really
color mixed one third strength. The details are finished first and then taped off.
|Details taped off, we are putting on the
which is REAL portland cement and REAL white sand. The color is #52 from EXPO stucco.
|My bands at the bottom were made from
plaster stop (casing bead), and filled in solid. Note the
angle for water to run off.
||A view from the bottom shows I made these
|You can't beat the natural color of REAL
cement stucco. Variations show that this is real cement
and not the toxic rubbery paint with plastic sand
that people try to pawn off as real stucco.
|A close up of the finished product.
REAL cement stucco should last for centuries.
The EIFS lasted 15 years.