New color stucco house in Chevy Chase, MD

flashing copper kick-out flashing
A view of how we flashed the turrett, or stair tower. Usually a real steep roof doesn't require
additional flashing other than just the step flashing. The counter flashing takes away any doubt that the flashing may leak. Here, the plaster stop, or casing bead, overlaps the flashing leaving a gap, or reveal, between the bottom of the stop and the shakes. This allows
relief for movement in the roof, that is , to keep the stucco from cracking, as well as an exit for water.
We made a copper kick-out flashing and 
stuck it under the step flashing. This kick-out keeps water from running behind or down the wall. The spout deflects water away from the wall and in the case of a gutter, diverts the water into the gutter.
counter flashings Tarpaper
The roof contractor made these counter
flashings for us. The bottom bend or "hem",
goes against the wall, so the flashing is somewhat angled out. 
Tarpaper is put on, overlapping the counter flashing.
Brown coat on the tower finished wall
Brown coat on the tower. The boys did a nice job of getting the wall round and straight. A picture of the finished wall in the back showing the kickout flashing.
brown coat curve on the bottom
 What you see here is the brown coat down
tight to the stone sill, leaving part of the aluminum flashing exposed. The flashing insures no water will get behind the stone.
The sills are pitched slightly out of level, allowing water to run away from the building.
It really pains me to see a level sill on a house.
The curve on the bottom is called a "wash", as you may have seen here before. It diverts water away from the building and provides a thicker area to prevent water infiltration. Also, it hides the edge of our flashing. Appearance wise, it 
is shows this is real stucco and not the fake
Lintels, or beams over the doors and windows view of the wall
Lintels, or beams over the doors and windows
are flashed to prevent water from running behind the trim and the window. The flashing is trimmed off just shy of the edge of the lintel, making it invisible from the ground.
Another view of the wall showing the lintels. Color variations and mottling show off that this is real stucco and not the fake stuff that comes out of a bucket.
heat tent tent out back when the forecast called for rain
A heat tent is built when temperatures dropped. Tent is left up at least 3 days after the color goes on to make sure the finish sets up real good. We set up a tent out back when the forecast called for rain to keep the wall from getting messed up.
Complicated scaffold finished wall
Complicated scaffold is needed for multiple gables, dormers and roof lines. Scaffold down, showing off our finished wall.