Best Practices for Selection & Installation of Expanded Metal Lath Products

Read "Best Practices for Selection and Installation of Expanded Metal Lath Products" White Paper by ClarkDietrich Building Systems.

SPECIFYING THE APPROPRIATE METAL LATH PRODUCT for the application and installing it properly has a dramatic impact on the long-term stability of a building’s exterior cladding. Fortunately, there are various building codes and industry standards that are excellent guides to best practices for product specification and installation.
The purpose of this article is to take a closer look at the aforementioned codes and standards and their recommendations for selecting and installing the best-quality expanded metal lath products for specific applications—in addition to highlighting common installation errors and their consequences. As such, we hope to provide project teams with a resource that will help them produce more stable, long-lasting exterior wall assemblies.