|Old stucco bungalow had a series of sloppy
patches and loose areas. We do a lot of tear off and re stucco.
|Here we are covering the roof with tarpaper, ready to tear the stucco off the dormer..|
|We put on a counter flashing over the step
flashing. The bottom of the stucco is terminated with this casing bead, also known as plaster stop.
|We put flashing on over windows and
horizontal trim boards. The original house
didn't have flashing, which probably deteriorated the lath prematurely (90 years)
Tar paper and metal lath finished.
|Close up of the same photo shows the lip
of the flashing we put on. Flashing was then overlapped with tar paper and self furring metal lath.
|Expanded metal lath was badly rusted. They didn't have
galvanized lath then like we do today. Welded wire or woven wire
lath usually is in good condition regardless of water infiltration. Note they used furring strips instead of cutting the strips into small furring blocks, or using furring nails.
|The bottom 1 by sheathing was rotted where
it contacted the concrete. We replaced this
piece and continued. There was some staining and some evidence of water infiltration, but the rest of the sheathing was still solid. Note there was no tar paper or building paper on the old house.
|We're putting on the finish now. Please check back.|