|Offensive garbage is easily stripped off.
People that put this garbage on: you aren't stucco contractors. Why not quit lying to the public and
call this stuff fake stucco like it is.
finished chimney: Top is sealed and rounded off for good
water runoff. The band at
the top is a drip edge to prevent water from running down the wall. The stucco is an honest 3/4" thick with an honest cement and sand finish.
The color was left over from the house in Prince George's county.
|Chimney in Chevy Chase has severe rot after 10
short years. Kick out flashings would have prevented this.
|This is one of the metal caps you see on new
The top is usually flat or mostly even lower in the center like a funnel allowing water to drip down inside the chimney. Here the galvanized metal is painted to prevent rust and covered with metal lath and stucco.
|A block of flagstone is put on the shoulder.
||Our finished chimney: Kickout flashings to deflect
water into the gutter, new counter flashings on the roof
lines, flagstone shoulders that won't leak, and a cap at the top that is
rounded for water to run off.