Commonly used methods
Method 1: Use wire mesh and conentional stucco
Method 2: Use fiberglass and polymer-based (EIFS-type) stucco
Peter Juen- SE Florida Polysteel Inc.
In Southeast Florida we use several types of stucco:
- Bonding agent on the forms, with metal lath screwed to polysteel metal furring strips and regular mortar stucco on top.
- Bonding agent on the forms with fiberglass (EIFS-type) mesh screwed to metal strips or floated in with mortar-based scratch coat. Some builders remove the Polysteel crimped-on metal furring strips on the outsided and bond/float fiberglass mesh over the exposed expanded metal form tie steel.
- Bonding agent and regular mortar stucco with chopped fiberglass mixed in with the scratch coat.
- An EIFS type stucco system.