New stucco house in
                                                Reedville, VA

Setting up scaffold in Reedville, Virginia
window is wrapped with a peel
              and stick rubber pan flashing.
Setting up scaffold.
Framing under window is wrapped with a
peel and stick rubber pan flashing.
The second layer of tar paper will overlap the
window flanges.
second layer of tar paper
weep screed
Putting on the second layer of tar paper taking care to overlap the concrete foundation.
Wizard of Oz doors are flashed also.
Note the weep screed on the right: this will
define the bottom of my wall.
FAST FORWARD: Self furring metal lath, 1 inch thick cement basecoat.
keystones are drilled on the back
window surrounds are formed using PVC
The brown coat is finished, now we put on the details before the finish coat.
The keystones are drilled on the back and hung on bolts like a picture.
They are also stuck on using a lot of acrylic in the mortar, sort of like thin set, only I make my own.
The window surrounds are formed using PVC trim.
Note the bolt over the arch to hold the keystone.
The brown coat is straightened just to the
back side of the fascia board, creating the appearance the stucco was done first, then the
fascia.
jack arches over the
              windows are formed and filled
brackets to support a pergola in Reedville,
              Virginia.
The jack arches over the windows are formed
and filled and finished using a lighter gray than
the house for a contrast.
Randy puts on brackets to support a pergola.
The brackets are put on before the finish.
The two Athena's heads are over the garage doors.
old stucco house in New Jersey
A picture of the same house
Pictures of an old stucco house in New Jersey the
owners wanted to duplicate.
A picture of the same house. I think we got it
pretty good.
texture is sculptured one part at a
              time.
our standard mix of white portland
              and white sand
The Finish coat is done in two steps. First, we put
 on a thin scratch coat on the whole wall.
The texture is sculptured one part at a time.
The finish coat is our standard mix of white
portland and white sand. The color is #70,
"smoke" from EXPO stucco, mixed 4 times
strength. The details and foundation wall
are 2X strength.
concrete foundation wall is done a
              little different
finish is dashed on with a brush.
The concrete foundation wall is done a little
different for contrast with the main texture.
The finish is dashed on with a brush.
dash on finish
finished house
A close up of the dash on finish.
A view of the finished house.
Note that the lights are in the soffit, and not
the wall.
Temporary downspouts in Reedville,
              Virginia.
Contrasting colors
Temporary downspouts are supported by one by fours. This prevents staining of the stucco
until the downspouts are put on.
Contrasting colors make the keystones pop out.
no unsightly expansion joints
peace sign
A view of the side shows the same temporary
downspout. Note there are no unsightly
expansion joints.
My peace sign. If I didn't tell you where it is,
you would never find it.