Spanish style stucco addition in Alexandria, Virginia

You may have seen how we do solid stucco sills.
The sills are formed with lumber
              and a strip of metal lath is nailed on for insurance my
              sill won't fall off the wall
You may have seen how we do solid stucco sills.
Here we used a slightly different method.
The sills are formed with lumber and a strip
of metal lath is nailed on for insurance my
sill won't fall off the wall.
sills are filled with white portland cement and
              concrete sand
A straight edge is held up and the mortar is
              struck off at an angle
The sills are filled with white portland cement and concrete sand. Concrete sand was used
to match the original finish.
A straight edge is held up and the mortar is struck off at an angle.
BTW: this house is right behind this house we did in 2005
a gap is left under the drip edge of the window
              to allow water to drip down onto the angle.
The texture is done in three steps
Now all we do is throw on the blobs. Note how
a gap is left under the drip edge of the window to allow water to drip down onto the angle.
The texture is done in three steps. First a scratch coat is put on the wall using our white portland and sand mix. The the blobs are dashed on using a stiff brush. After the blobs start to set they
are flattened with a trowel.
Our addition looks
              like 1921 again
Another view of our arch and columns..
The original stucco is on the column on the far right. Our addition looks like 1921 again.
Another view of our arch and columns.
Note the "vigas" or the exposed joists at the roof line.