Photo shows how LACK OF FLASHING ABOVE
the window causes ROT BELOW window.
|This window never had flashing above. After the
and big gob of caulk was removed, you can see the source of water infiltration.
This is the same window, I just couldn't stand back
far enough on the scaffold to take a picture of the whole window.
|Stucco is a porous material. Water penetratrates
the stucco, runs behind the window moulding, between the jamb and the framing,or between the moulding and the sheathing and rots below the lower corners of the window. This is typical of the EIFS tear-offs we did, and rot occurs in stucco or other applications if there is no flashing over the window.
|New flashing is put on,and the top is overlapped
2 layers of tarpaper and lath and stucco. No more rot.
|Stucco was done first and concrete was done
last. Water penetrating the stucco will run into the basement. Note how
the bottom is all flaky.
This is typical of most of the bottoms we see with
no weep or drainage. Have an ugly bottom ? I can handle it.
|Flashing is put over concrete to keep basement from
leaking. We put on a weep screed for drainage to keep the bottom from flaking.
|Snake-like corner is straightened.
|Corner is straightened by
nailing a 1 x 6 up and filling in.
||Area around door is neatened up
by putting on
a stucco surround.
|Here the finish coat on the REAL
stucco surround is floated up. It is hard to believe that people
glue up flimsy foam around a door. Who could take pride in a product
||The back side had never been
painted and wasn't
quite as wavy. We coated the back wall with a bonding coat of Flex con and mortar.
|Finish coat is REAL white
portland cement, and REAL white sand, or more specifically, crushed
||Finished back. Note the safe
scaffold with walkways between and guard rails.