EIFS Repair 1-888-407-2609
Welcome to EIFS Repair, call (1-888-407-2609) for your free estimate. We are the best in the business when it comes to repairing this product. With over a dozen certifications and certificates you would be hard pressed to find a more accredited applicator. Servicing Southeastern Michigan and Toledo Ohio. We have been applying the product for over 26 years and focusing strictly on repairs for the past 12 years. We know what’s wrong, and why it happened because we have seen it all.
Our Service Area:
Southeastern Michigan and Toledo Ohio
If you are interested in the EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) industry you will find this site engaging and full of knowledge. We have an extensive background in Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, and have no problem letting you know what we know; As, we feel, that it has been one of the short comings of the entire industry. Keeping the Synthetic Stucco process a secret has not benefited any one, nor will it. We would rather, a home owner or contractor know the steps needed to complete a professional and successful project.
That is our aim here is to educate anyone that wants to know about the industry from general practices, to those little things to look for that Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems applicators just hate to do. Well, I guess it’s not really that they hate to do them, it is, that they are time consuming, and costly. And the little things are very hard to spot unless you really know what you are looking for. But those little things are what can cause havoc down the road.
Here are a few points of interest.
- Next Generation Exterior Insulation and Finish System outperforms brick, concrete block, cementitious fiber board siding, and stucco study by U.S. Department of Energy
- What are the differences of a commercial application and a residential application.
- The proper way to tackle windows.
- What is kick-out flashing and where is it used.
- The Moisture Drainage System everyone is talking about.
We will not only teach you how to properly do the application, and what to watch out for, but perhaps the most important part of the site is that we will be introducing new and improved ways of doing Synthetic Stucco that your applicator may not even be aware of yet. We will do our best to give as detailed instructions and shop drawings of these new techniques our Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems Guru’s come up with here at EIFS repair.
We will also go over the material including specifications and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and the distributors Dryvit, Senergy and Sto. (Dryvit, Senergy and Sto are registered trademarks of their respective companies and we are in no way affiliated with them)
- Buying a Synthetic Stucco Home – a real must read if you are buying a house clad in this product
- The new Do It Yourself Repair Kit – Yes you can do small repairs yourself if your handy like that
- An overview of the Exterior Insulation and Finish System process
- Training – get trained on these repairs from the pros
- Repair Forum – ask questions and get answers from the pros
- Our Repair Show – learn about the product through our online show
- Testing – this product has been through some major testing by government testing facilities
- Certified Applicator – you always want to hire an applicator that is certified and can show you the actual cert.
- Get a Free Estimate – applies to our Southeast Michigan area
Dryvit ® is the biggest manufacturer of the product and is also known as Dryvit™ stucco, Dryvit™ siding or Dryvit Outsulation™. They came up with outsulation because it is insulation, but for outside of the home or building. I know, pretty clever, they made their own word. It does make a lot of sense to put your insulation on the outside as it does the most good there.
We are now offering a line of tools and equipment that we use in the field and think are the best tools to use. We hope you think so too. We have moisture testing equipment, mechanical fasteners hawks, trowels, corner tools, notched trowels, a great plastering tool kit that comes with a trowel, aluminum hawk, 25′ tape, angle float, plexiglass float, neoprene float, lid claw, sanding rasp, breakaway utility knife with blades, corner trowels. Shop our tools and equipment
We have work with all the major suppliers in Southeast Michigan including Senergy™, Dryvit™, Sto™, Parex™ and Master Wall (all these companies have trademarks on their names and we are in no way affiliated with them) With that being said some people like Senergy over Sto and others get a better price from one supplier and not another and some like to go with the big brand name, but truly, they are all pretty similar. One manufacturer might make the best Alpha Base Coat and another has the best finish, I guess it is just personal preference.
The material used for installations is typically window treatment, which can be a rubber tape or a liquid moisture version with a fiber cloth combination. Then a starter track is installed at grade. The moisture barrier is then applied onto the track . Then the windows and door rough openings have back wrap applied to them. The the foam is applied with Alpha Base Coat. The Alpha Base Coat is troweled onto the foam using a notch trowel to create ribs, which act as drainage channels for moisture to escape. Then the fiberglass mesh is embedded with the Alpha Base Coat. Over the base coat a coat of Finish is applied. That’s the basics anyway.
It is important to use a moisture barrier before installing the foam over wood. There are two types of moisture barriers we use. One is a cloth barrier and the other is a liquid barrier. The two barriers are not equal and have there pros and cons. First we will go over the pros and cons of the cloth barrier.
- Fast to apply
- Low skill level to apply
- Holes are made in the cloth when installed
- Holes are made in the cloth when the foam is installed
- If moisture is trapped behind the system it will make it past the cloth to the wood through the holes
- We see a lot of repairs with cloth barriers
- No holes are made on install
- Rubberizes the wood so even if moisture gets behind the system it can not rot the wood
- We have never had a repair that had liquid moisture barrier
- Much more expensive
- Labor intensive
Exterior Insulation and Finish System
EIFS / Dryvit Repair – Insulation Process – Synthetic Stucco