Stucco Project in Cedar-Isles Neighborhood

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Stucco Project in Cedar-Isles Neighborhood
Cedar-Isles Neighborhood Stucco Project

Cedar-Isles Neighborhood Stucco Project

This homeowners of this property in the Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood of Minneapolis first called because the quoins on the corners of their home had holes in them from birds pecking at them.  These quoins were made out of Styrofoam, which were then covered with fiberglass mesh embedded into an acrylic base coat.  An acrylic stucco finish is then applied.  One downside of these foam quoins is that when birds peck on them, they sound hollow, causing birds to think that insects must be behind the finish.  In this instance, the homeowners wanted the quoins completely removed so that they wouldn’t have to deal with that disadvantage.

We first removed the quoins, which were attached to the metal lath behind the traditional stucco on the rest of the home.  We also had to sandblast the existing stucco in order to remove the paint that had previously been applied to the stucco.  There were some other repairs necessary, where new windows were installed and where a new front entry was constructed.  We then applied a new stucco finish to the entire home, giving the homeowners a beautiful and durable finish that will last for many decades!

 

Patio area of this stucco project after the quoins were removed

Patio area of this stucco project after the quoins were removed

Front elevation of this stucco home in Minneapolis

Front elevation of this stucco home in Minneapolis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a view of the home before the major exterior renovation, including the foam stucco quoins

This is a view of this stucco home in Minneapolis before the major exterior renovation, including the  original foam stucco quoins