|We use metal lath for our jobs. I'm glad I never
got sucked into buying this plastic lath. After a few seasons, it deteriorated to the point that it could be ripped off the wall easily, like paper.
|Lath lies flat on the wall, not allowing for
to squish behind it. As a result, very little support
|Another monument to mediocrity is this pile of
plastic lath on the ground. The stucco wrap
is also deteriorated and has the same resistance
|Stucco wrap waiting to be torn off.
|After a layer of tar paper, metal lath, the brown coat is on.
I lost my camera so I'm am missing pictures for what happened in
||Slate roof is protected with Styrofoam. These
roofs break easily, and are expensive to repair.
Styrofoam is the ticket for cushioning the weight
of the scaffold boards.
|Metal roof is protected with a layer of plastic and
|Finish coat is white Portland cement and white sand. The
color is a custom color from Expo stucco in San Diego.
|A view of the back wall.
||Kick out flashing is a piece of sheet metal we
put on behind the roof flange. This way, water is diverted into the gutter and doesn't run down
behind the gutter into the wall.