|We tore off the white aluminum siding, revealing
old wood clapboard siding. After the windows were replaced, we
proceeded with the stucco. The old clapboard is covered with tarpaper.
||We covered the slate roof with styrofoam to
prevent damage before the demo. This is what foam is good for.
We don't put it on the wall.
|After the stucco is finished, the foam is
we didn't break a single slate. As far as I know, we haven't broken any slates in 10 years.
|Here we are putting up self furring metal lath.
|After brown coat has set firm,
the wall is combed out. In some places, this is called back troweling.
The idea is to comb out any slick spots to provide a good bond for the
||Brown coat finished. The next
step is the sills.
|Here, the sills are formed.
||The sills are then filled with mortar.More
on how we do these sills..
|Scaffold cam shows the finished sills.
||Finished wall. This is phase one. We are now finishing up
phase two, the front of the house. Please check back.