Recommended Installation of Control Joints

Issued – November 2013 UPDATE Control or expansion joints are the Stucco industry’s solution for minimizing and controlling cracking in stucco wall systems. There is controversy and confusion in our industry about their use and installation – particularly as to whether the lath should be continuous or discontinuous (cut) at the control joint. However this  …

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Fastener Attachment (Staples)

Prepared: February 12, 2013   Structa Wire approves the use of Staples with Structa products based upon fastener attachment testing performed by Intertek ETL Semko on Structalath No 17 SFCR II Lath in accordance with ICC-ES AC 191 Section 3.6.4 protocol.   The fasteners evaluated were a construction staple – No 16 gauge, one inch  …

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