Has anyone experimented with doing stucco privacy walls? Paul featured Kane from the Seattle Homestead on a recent podcast and I checked out his work, which was informative, but I'm looking for something that is more geared toward a visual barrier, rather than a sound barrier. I'm considering whether or not it would work to make a wall of 3/8" plywood or OSB between sunken posts, cover the plywood with a moisture barrier and chicken wire and stucco to that. Then capstones at the top to shed water. Another thought is just eliminating the plywood and just apply stucco to suspended chicken wire.
Would an earthen plaster work or would it have to be a cement mix?
I'm looking for feedback on this idea, so please let me know what you think if you have thoughts or opinions.
Where are you? How wet does it get and do you get freeze/thaw cycles?
If you put OSB or ply in there and stucco both sides, it is guaranteed to rot quickly. Same goes for the posts.
Do a google search on papercrete and ferrocement--both use what you described in your second option.
I have helped build one--it was an existing chainlink fence that we tied stucco mesh to one side and sprayed with a mortar sprayer. It ended up being about 2-3 inches thick when done and pretty strong. Not cheap if you are buying concrete or steel. I moved away and have no idea if it lasted or not.
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