|Tom made this nice copper plaque which we embedded in the
was really 2009 and not 2008, in case you're wondering..
|Paint is chipped off brick and old concrete.
sand brick are crumbled down to where they are pretty solid. We fill
area with some high strength stuff to hold it all together.
|Look any better ? Wall finished with REAL portland cement and
sand. Color is stucco color from Expo stucco.
|Top of chimney is redone,and color matches retaining wall.
|Finished wall. Usually our pebble dash jobs are
grey portland cement and are painted afterward. The reason we haven't
any color pebble dash, is that color work requires white portland
which sets a lot faster, not giving us much time to finish the wall.
we have a little more confidence, we plan to do more in the future.
|A color sand mix is trowel on
and then the color
mix is thrown on. Here, Mynor cuts in a drip groove below the window
|Old stucco was done just less than 20 years ago
See how we tore the old stucco off
|Finished house looks new again. Finish is REAL portland cement and REAL sand. Color is from Expo Stucco in San Diego. More info...||
Old stucco is chipped using an electric chipping hammer. This allows new mortar to key on the old basecoat. To the right of the arch opening, you can see our bonding coat applied. This is a mixture of portland cement and sand with plenty of acrylic in the mortar for
a permanant adhesion. More info...
|Bonding coat is applied on the old stucco and the surface is
for the finish coat to bond well.
|Susan B Anthony dollars are embedded in the mortar on top of
the chimney cap. One day, someone will climb up here
and see them.
|We stuccoed the side wall on this house in 2001. See what we did then||We screened the pebbles to match the original.|