|The bottom is dug out to make sure the framing
isn't below the grade. This could be a termite trap and
cause of rot.
shows a weep screed put on at the bottom of the wall. The
weep screed provides drainage for water that soaks into
the stucco. The flange on the weep is overlapped with two
layers of tarpaper.
layers of tarpaper and self furring metal lath are put on,
the trim and windows are taped off and covered with
plastic. The wood over the door is a nailer
for the stairway.
picture, zoomed out.
|A mystic secret is
revealed. This wall is too big for all of us to finish in
one operation. Here's how we did it with no control
joints. First, we put a strip of tape on the brown coat
with a level.
and floated the first section, and
pulled off the tape.
|Next, we taped off the
edge of the first section, and finished up to it.
||Looks fine. You cant see the wall was really done
in three sections unless you look real close.