|Another happy homeowner. Juan C. dashes
We're still the pebble-dash kings of the Washington area.
|Curtis said the metal roof cap was ugly
and I had to agree. Here I covered top
of the chimney with metal lath for stucco.
The very top(cap) was finished with amber colored mortar and amber sand.
|The two steps add a decorative effect to
the chimney, as well as function for a drip.
The drip limits the water running down the
face of the chimney, deteriorating the stucco prematurely.
|Mynor dashes on the pebble mix.
Here's a 5 second movie clip of dashing on pebble mix:
This clip is years obsolete.
Please see pebble dash on my youtube channel.
|Tearing off the TYVEK and putting on tarpaper.|
|Attractive stucco addition is finished
with REAL portland cement and REAL sand. Color is
La Habra stucco "Oatmeal" .
Curved column has a few intentional irregularities, for a cool New Mexico type look.
Back wall finished, with decorative column
on the right side.
|The folk life festival
every year has examples of construction
techniques from other cultures. This arch was
built by craftsmen from Mali, a country in
My pictures of the festival are here:
The workmanship on this arch is excellent. Stucco on adobe blocks is ground clay, and desert sand from Mali. The sand is graded from coarse to fine powder for strength and crack resistance. The wood joists look like Santa Fe style "vigas".
| Wall finished with white portland
and white sand. You may have seen what we
did in the