Aircrete surfaces (interior and exterior)
Does anyone have close-ups of finished aircrete surfaces? I'm debating different finishing methods and products and would love some "real life" experience/photos to consider.
We are building a traditional structure with post and beam construction, so the aircrete won't be load bearing. But if there is a way to make it both the interior and exterior wall surface (surrounding the wood frame), that'll save us a lot of time and money. I'll likely side the structure with metal eventually, but not right away.
Also, any suggestions on what kind of reinforcing fabric? If it isn't load-bearing, is a fabric/covering material needed prior to interior/exterior surface coating?
Our biggest factors are time and money (shocker?!).
I plan on making non load bearing interior walls also. If you make your forms from melamine coated mdf. You will have smooth finish. Also if you apply Heavy-Duty Stucco Mesh with a 1/8 to 1/4 inch coating of Rapid Set Cement All, you will have a very strong wall. Check out this video