stucco ‘Lathing tips’, do’s and don’ts, waterproof your walls, call us to stucco it
Howdy all in this video, I’m poking fun at my pal for doing his lath and over-stapling with a few other common mistakes. At least he tried.
The question is, should one turn the corner with stucco metal netting? NO:
I don’t like to turn the stucco netting as this rips the corner paper.
Instead, I go just to the corner and use a metal “corner aid” to attach/tie both sides. This prevents ripping the paper at all vertical corners.
Many homes have leaked because the “Lathers” turned the corner with the stucco netting then had to pound the stucco netting flat with lathers hammers or l so that the corners would fit. Hence this action forced the stucco metal netting into the paper membrane, causing penetration leaks for the rainwater to enter these vertical corners.
In many homes, the corners eventually failed as moisture found its way into the broken paper on these corners.
Would the stucco or structure be stronger if it did indeed go around without tearing/ripping/cutting/embedding itself in at the corners?
No doubt about it, sure it would. So the choice is for the lather, A tiny bit of extra strength, Or corners that are leakproof?
My common sense says that question answers itself.
Don’t over staple the lath, only ever 6 inches on studs.
More LATHING Tips
https://youtu.be/MPKX9A5rPkk/ learn to stucco lath fast, easiest, and newest.
https://youtu.be/ihp0QaUZc18/ exterior stucco lath, Stucco settings, or chicken wire.
https://youtu.be/zxfR2RBe8Do/ Stucco staples vs. Furring Nails, furring nails for stucco lath.
https://youtu.be/5xFNpQW061Y/ Lathing instructions, step by step how to install lath.
https://youtu.be/PQ5N69SoAJE/ How to lath a stud wall, self-furred stucco paperback wire.
https://youtu.be/KZYqo1LMr9Y/ stucco moisture barriers over Tyvek home wrap.
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