|Old stucco is torn off with electric chipping
This probably isn't as interesting as the additions we do, but I like re-stuccos.
|The original wall was furred out with these
skinny furring strips, one the the reasons for the wall failing in the past.
The idea of the furring was to hold the lath away from the wall allowing more mortar to squish or "key" behind the lath for strength. This method backfired. The strips really weren't strong enough to support the stucco, and the mortar doesn't key behind the strips. For more about furring lath
|Scaffold cam shows badly deteriorated mortar
We scraped off what we could
to allow new mortar to be squished in.
|Most of the stucco was left on the chimney from the fear
the whole thing down.
The method used here was chipping off the old paint. Scratch coat applied with plenty of flex-con,
a bonding admixture, in the mortar.
|A good use for styrofoam is protecting this slate roof
debris. The scaffold is set
up around chimney so no weight is placed on
the slates. Slate should never be walked on because it breaks easily
|Band at top and band get a float finish (fairly smooth)
and the rest
gets the bag finish(rough)
for a great contrast. I hope the band and my
artistic block don't get painted.
See how I made the block here