Stucco on townhouse remodel
Adams Morgan area
Washington, DC
A ragged looking line of bricks from where the
              porch is torn off
stucco band in Washington DC
You see these a lot on old townhouses. A ragged looking line of bricks from where the porch is torn off.
These are hidden sometimes with stucco bands.
The idea of the decorative shape in the middle is
to look as if the band was original, and not just hiding something.
3/4" weep
              screeds
person with caution tape tied on his head
3/4" weep screeds are used at the bottom of the wall. The weeps allow for drainage in the stucco
membrane. These extend the life of the stucco, and
control expansion.
Old pipe is removed by a person with caution tape
tied on his head.

3/4" plaster stop is shot on the beam in
              Washington DC
The stop forms a drip edge

A piece of 3/4" plaster stop is shot on the beam.
Fast forward to the finished wall:
The stop forms a drip edge by extending the wall
below the beam.
stucco pot shelves
drip edge, extending the life of the stucco
Wood strips are used to form the wall with the pot shelves.
The band at the top is is not only decorative but
forms a drip edge, extending the life of the stucco.
Stucco patio in Adam's Morgan,
              Washington, DC
pot shelves are angled slightly
              down
Brown coat on the inside. Tje walls are straight,
and you won't see block joints, like you may see somewhere else.
The pot shelves are angled slightly down, for good water run off.
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Finish coat is REAL portland cement and REAL sand.
The color is "tumbleweed" from Expo stucco.
Under the stairs.
This patio is now a nice semi
              private space right in the city of Washington DC



This patio is now a nice semi private space right
in the city.