Please click here for a you tube video on how we did the band at the top of the chimney

Stucco addition in
Alexandria Virginia
for Finn Construction
weep screed
window flashing
Picture shows bottom of wall with a weep screed for
drainage, overlapped with 2 layers of tar paper and
self furring metal lath.
Flashing over window trim is angled down correctly
and the back side flange is overlapped with tar paper.
brown coat on stucco-arris
ground for coping
A straight board is used as a corner strip and wall
is rodded off.
A 3/4" furring strip is used as a ground at the top.
Brown coat is applied and rodded off. The ground
serves as a nailer for the coping (the flashing at the top
of a parapet wall).
Without this nailer,the coping would have to be nailed
through the stucco, leaving a dented up mess.
stucco outside corner (arris)
stucco chimney cap
Corner strip is removed, leaving a straight solid corner.
Chimney cap is finished first. We covered up the cheap looking metal cap. The band at the edges form a drip edge, extending the life of the chimney. The top is rounded for good water run-off, and as in all our chimneys, coins are embedded in the top for a time capsule.
cement and sand traditional stucco finish
cement and sand traditional stucco finish
Finish coat is REAL white Portland and REAL white sand.
Windows uncovered, scaffold down. This is important:
A counter flashing was put on at the roof line FIRST.
The tar paper and stucco overlaps the counter flashing,
and later the metal roof is put on. You may have
how we do this before. The roof WILL LEAK if this
isn't done.
float finish
float finish
Floating finish coat with a rubber float.
A view of the finish shows our mixture of medium and
coarse sand blasting sand.
z furring

Here is a block wall furred with Z-furring 16"
O.C. with 1-1/2" foam insulation. I have been wanting
to do this for years, but finally have a job to do it on.

More about this on the next update.