Chicken Wire tension prior to adding Stucco

My wife wants to make sure our wire isn’t too tight. Instructions say not too loose, not too tight. Looks good to me. What do others think? Thanks.


That is Spot-On!

Not too tight… Not too loose.

You want the chicken wire to sink into the first (1st) layer of Stucco. So the chicken wire will act like rebar once the stucco is rock hard.

The second layer of stucco increases the strength of the stucco shell… and it covers any exposed chicken wire.

We could use that photo as a model for how to apply the mesh. Well done!

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