Correcting a leak over a window
on this 1920's pebble dash stucco house
in Washington, DC.
|The window and the horizontal tudor
had never flashing put on.
| Arrows show where the horizontal
trim has no flashing.
|Cardboard and plastic are wrapped around
power cables for a non-conductive material.
Pepco used to come out and cover these with
a rubber blanket for free, usually the next day
after you called.
The same with Vepco, which changed to Virginia
Power, now Dominion Electric.
Old man free service died.
|Stucco is cut off to the sheathing
4 inches high or so.
|Finger points to a water funnel
that runs down the side of the window.
|Water funnel that runs above the window.||Metal flashing is put on.
|Flashing is sealed with tape.
||Tarpaper and metal lath are put on, then
the patch is filled in.
We got the color close by mixing white cement
and brown cement.
I used quick setting mortar to allow for same day completion.