Hello I am very interested in any specialty tools or methods those of you who test Stucco on Block and Wood / Wirelath. Also interested in efis stuff that my be usable.
I installed stucco and wirelath most of my life but never went behind my crews to check exact thickness on block or wood. We always just laid it on thick and even on each coat and made the wall straight.
We were tested many times according to builders and never had an issue in over 30 years.
I will be doing a lot of Stucco inspections both phase and on complete buildings real soon. I am mainly looking for ways and tools that make the job easier, safer, shows clear results and can be patched easily. Stucco thickness will be the main concern on finished buildings, which is what I need the most advice on. Application technique and mix will be observed to meet astm standards and job site scope, which is second nature basically for me.
Please post any tools tip or techniques you have used successful. I do remember a few times in the old days when they would just bust a hole with a hammer and measure it that way but that does not work well with wirelath as it gets bent and smashed
Any and all tips, hints, links, etc… would be greatly appreciated.