|Loose areas and sloppy patches prompted replacement of this whole wall. This house is across the street from this house. The original backwards flashing had been replaced, but the new flashing didn't overlap the stucco. The result is water was still channeled behind the wall leading to it's failure.||1972 portland cement stucco is super hard. Stucco is torn off blocks. Note how rough the surface off the block is now, providing a good bond for the new stucco.|
|Coping (flashing on a parapet wall) is wedged to bring the
past the wall
surface. After the brown coat sets up the wedges are removed
The original house had the flashing put on first and then stuccoed. When the coping was replaced, this problem wasn't corrected. Now, the flashing extends past the wall, protecting the wall from water infiltration.
|Windows and doors are protected from falling debris by covering the door with two by fours and masonite.|
|Finished wall- White portland cement and white sand.
new wall will last 4000+ years.
Real stucco should last centuries, as long
as water doesn't get behind the wall.