|Our parapet wall is braced
with heavy 3 inch by three inch steel
angles for wind resistance. With heavy dens glas sheathing
instead of plywood or OSB, and thick real Portland cement
stucco a hurricane will never blow this down. My wall will
be laughing during a hurricane watching EIFS
and other flimsy materials blowing by. With a 4
hour fire rating, My parapet won't burn either.
||These power lines are super dangerous. We wrapped
the power lines with a heavy plastic that was used to ship
car body parts. Take this from someone who has been
shocked on power lines before.
We did the metal framing 16" O.C. instead of
24¨ centers and overbuilt everything for strength.
don't lie. If you pull a string tight, it is straight.
A temporary wood strip is set on the top with a string line.
This is the second step of the band. A 3/4" plaster stop is nailed on to define the bottom of the step. The wall is straightened with a string on every step.
band, or member of the molding is filled in
and rodded of between the stop and the wood strip.
|The mortar is scratched
off, or scarified, to provide a good bond for the nest
step, or projection.
||We nailed on
a stop at the bottom and moved to wood strip out at the
top to fill in the next step. And so on until we did 5
steps, allowing each step to set up overnight.
|Our finished molding. It looks like EIFS
but it is not. The finish coat is highly toxic
synthetic finish as required by the City of Fairfax
design. This is the second project on my whole site that
has a synthetic finish. We have two more coming up.
||We kept the doors open during remodeling.