metal lath

metal lath

[′med·əl ′lath]
(engineering)
A mesh of metal used to provide a base for plaster.

metal lath, metal lathing, steel lathing

metal lath
A base for plaster fabricated: (a) by slitting metal and then stretching it to form a diamond-shaped mesh or (b) by punching and forming sheet metal. Usually classified as rib lath, diamond-mesh lath, sheet lath, or wire lath.
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KeedeLath[TM] - A synthetic self-furring lath that is a lighter alternative to traditional metal lath.
The company offers a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction.
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A metal lath is then added to the exterior gypsum which is finished off with a stucco coat, brick exterior, or some other facing.
Metal lath was wired around the rods, the interior filled with cement and small rocks, and the exterior cemented over.
No truer statement has ever been made, for in addition to having installed (at the time of this writing) over 100 bundles of diamond mesh metal lath, it was necessary to recycle every piece of angle iron used in the original construction.
Gibraltar Industries is North America's leading ventilation products, mail storage (single and cluster), rain dispersion, bar grating, expanded metal, and metal lath manufacturer.
Water that gets behind the plaster can cause wood lath to rot and metal lath and nails to rust, and can cause plaster to delaminate from the substrate.
California Expanded Metal Products Company , is the premier manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing and metal lath products in the Western United States.
His union members installed the metal lath and plaster last summer, covering all three walls surrounding the Icefall, floor to skylight, in just eight weeks.
Experts on stuccoing say that nothing will do for this purpose except metal lath or a special woven wire weighing not less than 3.
A layer of wire mesh or expanded metal lath is secured to the frame, and then several layers of concrete are applied to the shell.