Saturday, January 26, 2013

How to Repair Front Door that has Been Invaded by a Sparrow Flock - Part 1 of 2 - The Invasion

Fig.3 Stucco
By Gary Boutin
Supplies and Tools:
Aviation snips
Glass reinforced commercial grade Quickrete
® mortar
Large mixing tub or plastic bucket
Masonry brush
Poultry netting

Trowel  margin

George Morco had been invaded by sparrows.  George knew they were noisy, smelly and the nest would bring more sparrows. The problem was the sparrows nest was located above the front door between the white roof eave and the red bricks.

This post shows the eight steps to overcome the sparrows invasion.

Step 1: Fig.1 and fig.2 shows the damages from the sparrows. Checking the nest found that the sparrows had long departed. The damages had not penetrated the interior of the house. The repairs were slated for the exterior only.
Step 2: Fig.3 shows the mortar.
Fig.1 Brick damage front door
Fig.2 The hole
Step 3: Start out by mixing the glass reinforced commercial grade Quickrete® mortar into a plastic bucket. Fig.4 shows the mortar that is mixed with water from the customer hose bib.  
Fig.4 Mix dry mortar with clean water
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the mortar is the consistency of chunky peanut butter.

Fig.5 Mixed mortar
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the cut up the chicken wire (poultry netting) with aviation snips  to fit in between the bricks and the eaves of the house.
Fig.6 Chicken wire

Step 6: Fig.7 and fig.8 shows the wire was pushed inside the wide open holes. 
Fig.7 Wire mess
Fig.8 Pushed in stucco cracks
Step 7: Fig.9 shows the use the trowel and fingers to push the mortar into the chicken wire.
Fig.9 Trowel into hole
Step 8: Fig.10 and fig.11 shows the mortar inside the wire and pushed into a smooth surface.
Fig.10 Stucco applied to damage area
Fig.11 Hole filled
Step 9: Now Mr. Morco can enjoy his home without the sparrows moving in on his dream home.

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