Northern Virginia Auto Body
                                   
Fairfax, VA

Stucco
              parapet wall on the main office at Northern Virginia Auto
              Body in Fairfax, Virginia
These power lines are super
              dangerous.
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.
A temporary wood strip is set on the top with a
              string line
molding is
              filled in and rodded of between the stop and the wood
              strip
String lines 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.
The second 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 did 5 steps, allowing each step to set up
              overnight
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.
finished molding in
              Fairfax, VA
We kept the doors open during remodeling NOVA
              auto body, Fairfax, Virginia.
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.