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For decades the plastering industry has been plagued with moisture intrusion problems and the associated liability resulting from the damage. While building paper has been relied upon in an effort to eliminate failures in the building envelope, current building codes require that metal lath is to be attached every 6”. This equals 21 screw holes or 42 staple penetrations in every 10 ft. stud length of the WRB.

Our DIAMOND-FURR Lath Attachment System has been designed with several major benefits in mind:  

Eliminate as many faster penetrations through the moisture barrier as possible

  • Diamond-Furr Termination Trims eliminate 100% of the fastener penetrations at termination points such as windows and doors. 
  • Field Furring Strips reduce field penetrations by over 55% (100% elimination if a liquid air/water barrier is applied).

Diamond-Furr creates a continuous 3/8" furring:

  • Diamond-Furr trims have a built-in Furring Strip to attach the metal lath 
  • Lath never comes in contact with the moisture barrier
  • Eliminates the potential for torn barriers due to over fastened screws
  • Provides superior lath embedment in the scratch coat

Meets the needs of the new energy code requirements when using 3-coat plaster over rigid insulation

  • Entire line of Diamond-Furr ® trims have been designed specifically for 3-coat plaster over rigid insulation
  • Diamond-Furr's Details solve all of the questions of how to fasten and terminate lath and termination trims over rigid insulation 

Creates a flexible attachment method to reduce cracking

  • Metal lath is attached to Diamond-Furr by making a butterfly tie using 18 gage tie wire
  • No fasteners means no fastener penetrations
  • No penetrations eliminates the need for peel & stick barriers
  • No peel & stick barriers means that a full 7/8" depth can be achieved which will result in less cracking

 Additional benefits include:

  • The Diamond-Furr System accomplishes four steps in one product – Trim, Flashing, Furring and Lath Attachment
  • Greatly reduces the amount of required caulking and the associated labor cost
  • Decreases the use of petroleum based waterproofing membrane products
  • Requires no electricity for lath attachment which reduces jobsite energy cost
  • Provides a substantial reduction in project liability and contractor exposure to mositure migration responsibility.

Diamond-Furr Trims and Furring Strips are an economical and logical solution to the moisture infiltration problems that have been troubling the plaster industry. We ask that you compare the cost on your next project and we think you'll agree that the Diamond-Furr System is the right choice for all your plaster projects.  Please take a look at the video below for more details regarding Diamond-Furr installation:

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For more details on the entire line of Diamond-Furr products click on this link DIAMOND FURR PRODUCTS or go the 'Products' tab on our website and scroll to the Diamond Furr Products Index.