Choosing a Consulting Expert for Stucco Inspection or Review
It seems that there has lately been a tremendous increase in the number of claims of defective design, workmanship or supervision regarding “stucco” on projects throughout Florida. As a result, there are now a myriad of so called “experts” offering their opinions on design and installation techniques. Read more
Lath Over Concrete Block – A Bad Idea?
The Florida Lath & Plaster Bureau discourages the use of lath over concrete masonry units (CMU) for a variety of reasons including water-resistance, durability, cracking and cost. There are several issues that arise when applying lath to CMU that should be discussed.
Stucco Over Expanded Metal Lath - The Most Common Errors and Mistakes
Lath: Minimum weight 2.5lbs/yd2 actual; G-60 Galvanized and 97 inch min. length.
Lath: installed perpendicular to framing members
Lath Laps: ½ inch on the long dimension (side lap) and 1 inch on the end lap.
Stucco doesn’t leak…holes do. Liquid Applied Barriers (LABs) for Stucco
It seems as though the entire world is blaming stucco as the cause of water intrusion into homes, offices or whatever. This has been the mantra of homeowners, insurance companies and even some contractors since the storm season of 2004. Read More