Our city inspector wants us to break out the edge of old stucco to expose the wire then tie that back into the new mesh. But when we did that, it became obvious to everyone (inspector included) that the old mesh is thin, rusty, and not worth connecting to:
What do people think of this detail instead? I drilled holes and either used a galvanized screw or an epoxied nail. The goal is to reinforce the join to control future cracking:
If you answer please state your authority on the subject, or give a reference to a book!