I forgot about that. It's been a couple of years since I was looking for a stuccoer.
How is your project coming along? I would imagine you're set to start stuccoing in the next week or two? .... just like you were in 09?
That stucco situation was two houses ago. I built a shop and wanted it to match the house but between the building boom and record rainfall, stuccoers were booked two years out. ... so I just went with siding.
My chick is related to some Portuguese stuccoers in Calgary. These old bastards can really trowel it on. I watched them do a couple of jobs and their skill is amazing. They've shown me a bunch of stuff, the best of which is to spray the tools with WD40 prior to use for easy clean-up.
Now that you mention it, my current house seems to have significant cracking where the stucco meets the brick facade. If you're about to stucco, maybe I'll stop by and check out your techniques... I imagine you'll be calling any day now...
It was all done in 09 and all the gear was sold afterwards aside from the mortar mixer and some scaffolding. Picked up a continuous concrete curbing set up soon after. You could pass along a better tip to the old boys and that would be to powder coat all their trowels. I did all mine for the curbing equip two years ago the trowels and molds and both extruders, still look brand new. Hard to schedule for anything looking after rigs so projects fit in around my schedule. Sorry it didnt work out for yours.
I highly doubt that finding out I am slated for days off on a Monday would put you here Tuesday morning. One of the drawbacks working in the oil patch. On the bright side of that, the scheduling i was running around is one of the reasons I wont work 60 day hitches again. So if you wanna learn how to curb Im home every 3 weeks for a week now