Jul 14, 2012

Stucco: a multi-step process

California Title-24 Building Codes required that much of the original stucco be removed to allow for  structural plywood to be fastened to the outside wall-studs for shear strength.  Luckily, we were able to preserve all of the original patterned stucco on the front of the house.  But on the sides and rear of the house new stucco was necessary.

Stucco was a 3 step, multi-day process: (1) scratch-coat, (2) brown-coat, (3) finish coat.  It is now complete.

chicken wire provides substrate

1st layer - scratch coat

scratch coat being installed

2nd layer - brown coat (of substance)

3rd layer - finish coat going up

finish coat going up

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