What is K lath?

What is K lath?

K-LATH® is the leader in reinforcement for stucco walls and cladding. Since 1944, K-LATH® has produced welded wire and paper-backed reinforcing products for the stucco industry. Indeed the name “K-LATH®” has become a generic term for describing proper stucco reinforcing.

What size is wire lath?

These are: 1.75, 2.5 and 3.5, (2.5) being one of the most common weights used in the industry. Typical Sizes It Comes In: Expanded metal lath measures 27″ wide by 8′ in length, just like the high rib lath and come in sheets too.

Where would you apply a wire lath?

Lath is to be wire tied at 9” on center at edges, ends and at laps between framing members. On plywood sheathing only, lath may be nailed or stapled in lieu of tying at the same center spacing noted above. Corner beads shall be used to protect all external corners with a plumb and true edge.

What is lath wire mesh?

Diamond Mesh Flat Lath. DIAMOND MESH LATH is manufactured by slitting and stretching galvanized steel to form small opening to allow the keying of plaster so it will bond to the lath. Each sheet has square ends and smooth parallel edges for fast, easy handling and installation.

What does self furring mean?

Said of metal lath or welded wire fabric having some means of spacing it from a wall; when plaster, stucco, or concrete is applied to the fabric, the space makes it possible to key, 8 the applied material to the metal lath or welded wire fabric.

What is self furring lath?

SELF-FURRED DIAMOND MESH LATH Codes require metal lath used over solid surfaces to be furred approximately ¼ inch away from the wall to allow for the proper stucco keying behind the lath. Self-furred diamond mesh lath has a surface studded in dimples or embossed “V” groove that provide the required ¼ inch of furring.

What kind of mesh is used for stucco?

SM-4: Hexagonal wire mesh can be used for stucco mesh.

How thick is metal lath for stucco?

Thickness: Standard diamond metal lath: 1/8″. Depth of dimples and grooves: 1/4″. Overall depth of the lath: 5/16″ (7.9 mm).

Which direction do you install metal lath?

Metal lath should be hung horizontally. Joints between panels should be staggered in a standard brick-laying pattern. The seam between the first and second panels on the bottom of the wall should fall in the center of the panel placed immediately above them.

How do you cut wire on lath?

Cut Metal Lath and Mesh with a Grinder Mount a diamond blade in your angle grinder and use it like a saw to cut the mesh. We recommend using a diamond blade that’s labeled as a ferrous-metal-cutting blade, but many tradespeople use a regular masonry diamond blade with good results.

What is stucco lath?

What Is Stucco Lath, Anyways? Lath is simply the first step in the stucco process. It consists of water resistant paper, (sometimes eps foam) wire and other metal components that make up the essential “framework” for the cement to be adhered to. It attaches to the substrate and is the structure for the following coats.

What is rib lath?

Rib lath is made from coils of sheet steel, slit and expanded into a herring bone pattern with metal ribs running about every 3 inches on the long direction of the sheet. This product is typically stapled, nailed or screw applied to the substrate. It can also be tie wire attached to cold rolled grillage.