coping in Reston, Virginia
|Most of the patch
work we do in Reston, Virginia
comes from damage from bad
coping.The edge of
the coping doesn't extend out far
enough to protect the stucco. In
most cases, the coping is pushed in,
forcing water to run behind the
of the ends of the party walls on
townhouses in Reston, VA is
deteriorated stucco or stucco
that has been patched.
|I extended the coping out
on this patch we did. I do this
different ways, but the idea is find the
root of the problem and correct it.
|Sloppy end of the coping
on the house we just finished
is destined to fail.The end is pushed in
and has 3
unbalanced nails which just looks
|The other end, or the top
doesn't even cover the
|There are no nails at all
in this coping except at the
very joint. I did provide a wood nailer
all the way along the top of the wall.
Of course these people didn't use it.
They just used a masonry nail down low
which could break the stucco. This
coping isn't even sleeved together.
They just overlapped a couple inches and
jammed it down. I could rag on this
coping job all day.
I feel guilty that I gave Shiner Roofing a
good recommendation that helped them get this
Not only does this coping look like a
bunch of kids did it, my work will fail if it
isn't corrected soon.
They refuse to stand behind their work and make
it right, leaving the homeowner the expense of
replacing all the new coping using a competent
Leaking houses. People who have 5 year old
houses having to throw away all their furniture
because of black mold. Bad flashing, coping.
Poor window installation. Patio doors upside down.
The building industry is marching, marching, marching up
steep mountain only to fall over the cliff of doom.
Can I save the industry from it's impending doom ?
I am tired of typing until I am blue in the
Can I be the hero and save our buildings ?
As the ragged masses are mindlessly trudging up the hill
to the cliff of death, I discover a tablet.
This tablet, passed down from the ages from swami
to swami, has inscribed the mystic secret of all
the cure for leaking buildings.
With these mystic words, perhaps I can save the
I poise on the edge of the cliff, tablet in hand,
being knocked over by the zombie like people. This can
solve the disastrous problem
of leaking buildings and save mankind.
I hold up the tablet to the masses revealing the mystic
words of the swamis. The words on the tablet read:
WATER RUNS DOWNHILL