EIFS replaced with REAL stucco in Fairfax, Virginia

Rot on side of chimney is caused by a lack of a
              kickout flashing
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
Water running down the sides of
              the chimney rotted the shoulders and the bottom
into the 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.
EIFS replaced with REAL stucco in Fairfax,
              Virginia
We put on a big new kick out Fairfax, Virginia
Fortunately, the homeowner found someone
to rebuild the chimney right away, avoiding
delays.
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.
Flashing is then overlapped with a second layer
              of tar paper and self furring metal lath.
Metal flashing over stone is taped to the first layer of tar paper.
Flashing is then overlapped with a second
layer of tar paper and self furring metal lath.
The original house
              had NO flashing over the windows, doors, or anywhere.
caulking over the flashing..
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,
or anywhere.

Here's what I have to say about caulking
over the flashing.

A heater makes life easier.
Lintels and keystones are formed
              and filled with a layer of lath and mortar.
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.
The window sills are solid cement
              mortar
Decorative insets are made by
              forming with lumber and filling in.
After the first projection is filled the keystone is
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 are finished first and
              then taped off.
The color is #52 from EXPO stuccol
The details get a lighter color, really the same
color mixed one third strength. The details are finished first and then taped off.
Details taped off, we are putting on the finish
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),
A view from the bottom shows I made
              these solid bands.
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 solid bands.
REAL cement stucco in Fairfax, VA
REAL cement stucco should last for
              centuries.
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.