|You see these a lot on old townhouses. A
ragged looking line of bricks from where the porch is torn
||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 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
|Old pipe is removed by a person with caution
tied on his head.
|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.
|Wood strips are used to form the wall with
the pot shelves.
||The band at the top is is not only decorative
forms a drip edge, extending the life of the stucco.
|Brown coat on the inside. Tje walls are
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.
|Finish coat is REAL portland cement and REAL
The color is "tumbleweed" from Expo stucco.
|Under the stairs.
This patio is now a nice semi private space right
in the city.