Jobs in progress
                 updated January 21, 2013

 
  
                     14th anniversary of jobs in progress, update #127!  
   I started jobs in progress in January, 1999, as a chronicle of our jobs. I registered my domain
rtbullard.com in late 1998.  I made my first web site  in 1996 , showing pictures of some of our jobs and warning the world about the dangers of EIFS.   
To visit jobs in progress number 1, please click here.   
Jobs in progress contains some 400+ pages. Here, you will find a wealth of information on the world's oldest building trade, plaster, both interior plaster, and exterior cement plaster, also known as stucco. Please click on the last update button for more.


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Historic renovation of Capitol Hill 7th Day Adventist Church
in  Washington, DC. Front balcony walls redone.
Historic stucco balcony walls in
                Washington, DC Historic stucco balcony walls in
                Washington, DC
Just like 1910 again.
We finished the the front walls from last update.
The  finish coat is REAL white portland cement
and REAL white sand.
The balcony walls and our columns are painted
white. Please check back. We have some decorative concrete coating and other interesting work here. Please check back.
Traditional stucco in the Foxhall Road area of Washington, DC
Traditional stucco recoated in the Foxhall Road,
                  Washington, DC
Self furring metal lath in
                  Washington, DC
The original house is chipped and coated with a bonding coat. The finish coat will be a steel troweled finish.
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The addition showing tarpaper and self furring metal lath.
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Correct roof installation for stucco.
old painted stucco is chipped and prepared for a
                  bonding coat.
Doing it right. The old stucco is cut back allowing the flanges on the copper roofs to be nailed to the
sheathing. Overlapped with tar paper and stucco
these roofs can't leak.
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The old painted stucco is chipped and prepared for a bonding coat.

Please click here or on the pictures to see more.
A metal
                  brake is used to bend copper flashing
Metal
                  flashing is put on first, then a layer of tarpaper.
A metal brake is used to bend copper flashing for over the windows.
Metal flashing is put on first, then a layer of tarpaper.
foundation walls have a correct weep screed
concrete is chipped for added insurance the
                  stucco won't fail
The bottom of the foundation walls have a correct weep screed put on. The holes in the weep screed allow for drainage of the stucco, reducing expansion.
The concrete is chipped for added insurance the stucco won't fail. An acrylic bonding admixture is used in the scratch coat to ensure a permanent bond.
Conventional stucco addition in
Arlington, Virginia for Thoughtful Development.
traditional stucco
              addition in Arlington, Virginia

texture matches
              old house on the money
A new traditional stucco addition has a dash on texture.
ABOVE:
New texture matches old house on the money.
finish coat material is white
              portland cement and coarse concrete sand





The finish coat material is white portland cement and coarse concrete sand, like the original.



                                                                                                                            Addition in the Cathedral Heights area
                                                                                                                            in
Washington, DC
stucco addition in
              Washington, DC

This attractive stucco addition has a  REAL cement and sand finish.

The color is number 479 "birchtone"
from EXPO stucco in San Diego, mixed 50% strength.
More about water funnels
water funnel and
                a roof leak
counter flashing                          
Not only is this roof flashing on top of the stucco, instead of behind it, the top is angled back toward the wall for some reason, creating a water funnel and a roof leak.
The stucco is cut back and the flashing overlapped with a new counter flashing and patched back. It won't leak any more.

All for now. We have plenty going on.  We have some color plaster to do, as well as decorative concrete coatings. Please keep checking back.