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Nicely done. I'd worry less about thickness but about Parallelism. As long as the reference back references the same on the lip thats what is important.
Thanks John, the estimator mentioned three days so at 1600/day that’s $4800 right there. I can’t see three days though. All the prep we talked about is done. So 1 day to paper, wire and parge and another to apply the finish coat seems reasonable to me. I’ll be very curious to see what estimate I get on Monday.
Stucco because the rest of the house is stucco. And I'm not confident that a weather-tight seal can be created between siding and the uneven surface of the existing stucco. And as @Dabbler said, we live in rain central. In the winter it rains all the time. Snow is a rarity. So watertight is paramount.The cost of this little project of yours makes hobby machining look cheap.
Is there a good reason that you can't use vinyl siding or some other less expensive but equally good weather proofing? Even a thick plastic over the old wall and then covered with siding would cost WAYY LESS.
Or how about a mesh backing and flat decorative stone? There are also decorative boards and panels that have artificial stone on them that could be gorgeous.
Why Stucco? My own hand is on the E-Stop button.
Stucco because the rest of the house is stucco. And I'm not confident that a weather-tight seal can be created between siding and the uneven surface of the existing stucco. And as @Dabbler said, we live in rain central. In the winter it rains all the time. Snow is a rarity. So watertight is paramount.
The BC solution (in most but not all municipalities) now involves "rain screen", which provides an evaporative gap between the stucco and the supporting wall. Cladding tech just gets more and more complex.Here is a good representative quote "Stucco is the most common exterior cladding here in Southern California. Properly installed, it’s tough, durable, and attractive. But it’s not waterproof. No matter how skilled the plasterer is, rain will get behind stucco."
Awkwardly, the rain screen came into use in BC after the leaky condo debacle of the early 90's, where a non-breathing polymer stucco was being used. It trapped so much moisture as to cause significant structural issues.I think it serves the community best that puts stucco on too thinly, or with more permeable (cheaper) cement).
Great no surprises (fingers crossed).Our house was built in 1920, it is the original dairy farmhouse. It has a lath and plaster exterior so it's been this way since at least the 50's.
We rewired the entire house 16 years ago and took off all of the interior finishing and found zero evidence of water intrusion.