The installer folds the Tyvek paper upward, staples weep screed to OSB (wood subsurface), and secures the top edge of weep screed with tar tape.
The installer folds the Tyvek paper down, tapes any holes in the Tyvek paper with Tyvek tape.
The installer fastens the rain screen to the building.
The installer fastens the wire mesh to the building using 1 1/4 inch staples to studs every 6-12 inches on studs, then uses 5/8 inch staples every 8-12 inches in between studs.
The installer applies the mortar to the wire, pushing firmly into the wire.
The installer finishes the prep process with smear coat.
The final step is to apply the thin veneer stone or brick.