The PermaLath reinforcement for cement plaster (stucco) wall systems is a patent-pending, non-metallic lath reinforcement that is an alternative to metal lath and stucco netting. It was designed specifically for use in the 3/8- to 1/2-inch thick stucco systems. Since the product is pliable and has no sharp edges, it's safer to handle and cut, and its ease of handling reduces installation costs. It is also alkali resistant to ensure long-term durability and performance. Its open weave, 3-D, self-furring design provides numerous solutions to issues encountered with metal lath or stucco netting. It is non-metallic, so it won't rust. It's packaged in lightweight rolls for efficient handling and shipping, and the wide width gives better coverage with fewer overlaps. There are no new fastening methods to learn since conventional fastening can be used, and the product is non-directional so it can be applied horizontally or vertically.
Non-metallic stucco lath by Degussa Wall Systems
August 1, 2005