|Tops of parapet walls on the balconies
with a sled.
Top is filled with cement mortar and formed by pulling the sled.
|A close-up of the sled. First, a scratch coat is applied within an inch of the finish thickness and allowed to set overnight. Then, the top can be filled and run.|
Carlos did a nice job on these caps. The posts on the deck have a different pitch
than the balconies do.
First the walls are browned and the bands
are formed and filled.
The walls must be real straight for all this to work.
The finish will be REAL portland cement and sand, colored with La Habra stucco color.
|How we did the bands and other details.
After the wall is brown coated, wood strips
are nailed and filled with metal lath and
Finished band (brown coat finished, that is)
Waiting on the finish coat.
Window sills, sills on the balcony and the
top band are formed and filled.
|Old house is sandblasted to remove the
House is tented to control the dust clouds.
The old stucco has deep cracks all over the place. These were filled in and painted over the years. Don't worry, it will be like new when we are done.
A bonding coat is applied to the old stucco
using cement mortar and an acrylic additive.
Here, the mortar is roughed up using a rubber float. This will assure a good bond when we put on the finish.
|We recoated the first half of the house to make it bumpy and wavy. They decided they didn't like the walls neat and straight. Don't worry, I got paid extra to do this, I just hated to do it.||A view of the back. We'll be done soon|