Tilath is hot dipped galvanized diamond mesh lath, self-furred for the Florida Market, to which offset asphalt saturated kraft building paper has been applied. The grade D paper used is water resistant, yet highly vapor permeable, and meets federal specification UU-B-790a, type 1, grade D, style 2.
Tilath reduces moisture penetration while allowing for the dissipation of moisture vapor from within the structure. A Foundation Weep Screed and a Tilath Starter Strip at the bottom of all framed walls aids in the evacuation of any moisture that might reach the surface of the building paper. (Required by most codes) The offset paper, which is recessed from one end and one side and overhangs on the opposite end and side (See Detail to Right), allows the applicator to easily install this product correctly as prescribed by ASTM C1063. This specification requires that paper be ship lapped, paper-to-paper and metal-to-metal for proper installation. Tilath Paperback Stucco Lath is ideal for use as a base for tile and traditional stucco.