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Foundation
Stemwall
Block walls- lower
Block walls- upper
Roof- beams, decking & porch
Roof- ventilation, insulation & sheeting
Roof- plenum, clerestory & parapet
Standing seam metal roof
Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- rigid insulation
Exterior walls- lath, stucco & paint
South glass face
Foundation wrap
Front porch
Arizona room
Photovoltaic system
Rainwater collection
Kiva fireplace
Adobe pizza oven

Exterior walls- stucco & windows
Exterior walls- stucco & windows: East and west parapets are now completed. We install lath over exterior wood, and then begin spraying and troweling SBC (surface bonding cement) stucco on all of the exterior block walls. All of the remaining exterior windows are also installed at this time.




Diamond (expanded metal lath) installed over all exterior treated wood...



Home-made stucco sprayer...



Spraying SBC stucco with our sprayer...



Trowling in the sprayed stucco...



All the exterior concrete blocks are covered with stucco...



Window installation begins with creating a waterproof sillpan...



Window is then installed with calking behind...



Protecto-wrap is then installed around the top and sides of window perimiter...



Finally, the interior side window and bucking is sealed with spray foam or calking...



The house as it looks now...

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