|Stone water table at bottom covered with plastic. Flashing and tar paper put on.||Flashing over stone is pre-bent window cap from Home Cheapo. Tar paper overlaps flashing. Tar paper is put on starting from the bottom up. Flashing is later covered with mortar by a "wash". See below|
|Mynor rods of brown coat.||A view of how we scaffolded the dormers with
home made ladders. The ladders are nailed to the scaffold for safety.
|Sills are solid mortar and are my design, which you may
have seen before.
Bottom edge is angled down toward the front to provide a
edge so water doesn't rum back to the wall.
|Angle at bottom is made by ripping a 2 by four at an angle for a form. 2 by forms are nailed on. Inside of sill have another layer of metal lath nailed on and a scratch coat of mortar applied.|
| After scratch coat sets up overnight, a
four form is screw attached to the side forms.
The screws allow for easy disassembly.
|The top is filled with mortar. Form is tapped to
allow mortar to settle all the way to the bottom, preventing voids and air pockets. Here, excess mortar is struck off.
|Fake brick cast concrete stairway is stuccoed to match house. You may have seen our method for doing this before.||Scratch coat is applied to concrete with plenty of flex-con in the mortar. Flex-con is an acrylic bonder.|
|Color cement stucco finish is applied to stairs
|Chimney cap is made with solid 4 inch blocks.
Blocks are temporarily supported with wood and wire. Unfortunately, flues are buried by the
blocks, requiring extensions.
|I extended the flues by cutting a stock 24" flue in half,
2 twelve inch extensions.
Flues are mortared in and top is sculptured nice and round for good water run-off.
|Looks nice, huh? Mainly, the drip cap sheds water away
from the chimney,
extending it's life.
Yellow finish coat applied with Jefferson dollars
embedded in the finish.
|A view of the wash, or curved area at the bottom. The
reason for the
1. Curve diverts water away from the wall.
2. The thicker area better seals the joint at the
3. Covers the metal flashing we put at the bottom.
4. The curve makes it obvious this is REAL stucco and not synthetic garbage.
|A view of the finished side. Stucco has a
easy on the eyes,
durable and practical.