Historic stucco in the Cleveland Park area of Washington, DC
Here's how we did it:
Apparenty, this was a model home for the Spanish Villas on Macomb Street.
Old stucco was re coated using a chemical bonder, and two coats of mortar.
They didn't get to the root of the problem, the roof and lack of coping.
A new copper scupper, and new copper coping put on.
Coping extends out allowing room for the new stucco.
Patio, steps, etc. are covered with correx.
Most of the stucco coating came off easily. What didn't come off easily was chipped and prepared for re coating.
Bottom of columns showing badly deteriorated terra cotta blocks and stucco.
Bottoms were packed with super hard mortar
Holes are drilled in plaster stop for my drainage system.
Stucco is cut off 3 inches high and stop put on.
Weep stops are mortared on and holes filled with heavy duty mortar.
Correx holds the stop of the patio a quarter of an inch for good drainage.
A spring line is marked across the arches with a chalk line.
A spring line is the diameter of the arch
Edges of arches are defined by nailing on strips of masonite.
A strip is used on both sides.
This makes sure the arches are the same width
Wood strips are nailed on the columns in the same fashion
Mortar is rodded off in between the wood strips.
Wall is filled in to the masonite and rodded off.
Base coat is roughed up with a rubber float when it starts to set.
Finish coat is white portland cement, white lime, and white sand.
Finish is troweled smooth
Styrofoam is cut into strips to fit in between channels on the Spanish tile roof.
Sheets of foam are put on roof to cushion the scaffold