Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Process & Timeline

From May 20th ~ 25th, we will be setting up the scaffolding, replacing the window flashing and the wood trim around all the windows (to prepare for the lime plaster), preparing the big (blue sheet) tarp system and setting up a work tent/storage system.

Here is Noda-san's plan from May 25th/26th onward. Click on image to enlarge. クリックすると拡大できます Or scroll down to see the translation (Thanks Jared, Satomi and Kyle)
Square One's External Lime Plaster

Present Condition: Strawbale walls with rough coat plaster

Step 1
Time in Days: 2
Process: Cleaning and roughing the earth plaster surface for lime plaster key-in 2

Step 2
Time in Days: 2
Process: Spray the entire surface with a water absorption regulator, followed by a brush application of the same substance.

Step 3
Time in Days: 2*
Process: Do touch-up and adjust unevenness. Necessary modifications to the prework should be made at this time.

Drying time: 2 days

Step 4
Time in Days: 2
Process: Apply the sand-lime plaster undercoat. 10mm thickness. Also install frost protective gauze.

Drying time: 2 days

Step 5
Time in Days: 3~4
Process: Apply the finish coat of Tosa-lime plaster. 7mm thickness.

Step 6
Time in Days: 1~2
Process: Moisture will bead on the surface. (wipe or polish)


* Cracks occurring during the drying process will push the plastering beyond two days

* In the event that the adhesiveness of the original rough coat is too weak, it will have to be redone. This, along with the necessary drying time, will lengthen the timeline.

* All plaster work will be canceled in the event of rain.

Additional Needed Items:

> The process for wrapping the walls with tarps to protect against wind and rain. And their use during touch-up work
> Tool shed: 3.6m x 5.4m (for storing plaster, lime, tools, etc)

> Method to store and dispose of construction waste

1 comment:

Joan Lambert Bailey said...

Thinking dry, sunny thoughts.