|We represent an
Owner (i.e. Construction QA) on a multi-family housing
project in West Palm Beach, Florida. The
plastering contractor is using plastic accessories and
in some band details, they are using trimmed cornerbead
(see attached photos).
We do not believe the method being employed is acceptable but there aren't specification requirements or details that mandate "casing bead" to be used in the location where they are using cornerbead.
We have concerns about the ability for the plaster to be properly contained but do not have an industry standard to point to in order to cite this as a deficiency.
Are we unnecessarily concerned?
should be fine. Since the
stucco is on block and the band
is packed solid, this should work.
I have never used plastic beads before, but here they are being used
to form the shape of the band.
The mortar will bond fine to the
block without any additional reinforcement.