We are one of very few companies that still exist that offers interior plastering. We still apply conventional plastering which consists of galvanized metal lath or 3/8” rocklath which has a special fiber paper. The fibers open up when our structo-lite base coat comes into contact with it locking the plaster to it in place. Next we apply 2 to 3 coats of structo-lite base coat known as the brown coat Then we apply 2 to 3 coats of a hydrated finish lime and gauging plaster mixture which is known as the white coat.
When we do our exterior stucco we meet or exceed all requirements from the townships code department. Although there are many good stucco companies out there please be aware that there are many who cut corners by not putting the appropriate amount of cement, by using cheaper metal lath or by stapling the metal instead of nailing to save time. They are the reason so many people with newer houses that have stucco are having problems as early as the first 3 years. We install 2 layers of “D” paper (vapor barrier). Next we install 2.5 gauge galvanized sulferring metal lath, then apply 2 to 3 coats of cement base coat to approximately 7/8” thick.