White Stucco band at Lululemon

                                               Mosaic area, Merrifield, Virginia

White Stucco band at Lululemon in the Mosaic
              area, Merrifield, Virginia
Cheap EIFS done right
We did this work for a great company named Commercial Construction Management from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

We have a contract to do the stucco band on the store next door. It will be here in the future.
What ? Cheap EIFS ? Even though the design criteria of the whole Mosaic area doesn't permit EIFS, the people who built the Great Gatherings store weaseled out and put up flimsy foam EIFS. EIFS looks particularly bad when it gets beat up and you can see the shabby looking styrofoam.
We nailed up self furring lath to the plywood
The cast stone sill over the stucco
We nailed up self furring lath to the plywood.
The dimples on the lath are spaced about 3" O.C. and hold the lath out from the wall a quarter inch to allow the mortar to squish behind the lath for a good bond and reinforcement.
Here, we are nailing a plastic splatter shield to the scaffold.
The cast stone sill over the stucco protrudes a good 5 inches past the stucco and has a drip groove underneath. This good design means our stucco should last for centuries.
A 3/4" plaster stop also know as casing bead, is nailed to the top and the bottom to establish the wall thickness.

wall is filled and rodded off in between the
              stops
The natural white finish is White Portland
              cement, white lime and white sand.
The wall is filled and rodded off in between the stops.
The natural white finish is White Portland cement, white lime and white sand.