|Old stucco stripped off this circa 1912
townhouse in Northeast
Note the joist pockets in the brickwork.
|Door is infilled with bricks and tied into the
old bricks. Note how the old painted bricks
are chipped in preparation for stucco.
More about how we stucco over painted bricks:
|Wall is straightened by pulling a string line on the corner strip.||Here, wall is rodded off nice and straight.|
| Bulge at foundation line is hidden by
a step. 2x4 form is nailed to the wall
and filled in below.
|Band is formed over step with 1 by 4's and filled in. The decorative band not only disguises the step, but makes the wall look longer.|
|TOP LEFT: View of the finished band
TOP RIGHT: Second band at story line breaks up the plain wall, accents the stars, and makes the wall look longer.
LEFT: Lintels and sills over and above windows. Check out my cool chiney cap. All of our chimneys have a cap. This deflects water away from the chimney, ensuring our work will last for centuries.