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EIFS Repair

Archive for March, 2011

Getting an EIFS patch to look right

EIFS Repair Tip Of The Day for 3-22-2011 Getting an EIFS patch to look right. How to repair EIFS One of the keys to getting an EIFS patch to look right is to make sure the patch is feathered in correctly. The...

Repairing EIFS | Exterior Insulation and Finish System

EIFS Repair Tip Of The Day for 3-20-2011 Repairing EIFS | Exterior Insulation and Finish System There are two ways to repair Synthetic Stucco, one is to patch the damaged area only and the other is to repair from coast-to-coast. What I...

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) Foam Shapes

EIFS Repair Tip Of The Day for 3-17-2011 Expanded polystyrene (EPS) Foam Shapes Working with EPS foam has come a long way in the last 10 years or so. Now, a sophisticated machine uses CAD drawings to cut the foam into any shape you...

Rasping the EPS Foam

EIFS Repair Tip Of The Day for 3-15-2011 Rasping EIFS expanded polystyrene EPS Foam Rasping the foam is the same thing as sanding the foam. There are basicly two types of rasps for sanding expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. One is the standard wooden rasp...

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) | EIFS

EIFS Repair Tip Of The Day for 3-14-2011 Expanded polystyrene (EPS) Foam The Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is used in the EIFS process because it is a good insulator and is easy to work with. The EPS foam can be sanded easily...

Keeping your tools clean

EIFS Repair Tip Of The Day for 3-11-2011 Keeping your tools clean. For an EIFS applicator it can be hard to keep the tools clean. On a really hot day it only takes a matter of minutes for the alpha base coat...

EIFS foam cutting | Hot Knife / Groover

EIFS Repair Tip Of The Day for 3-10-2011 Cutting Foam with a Hot Groover A Hot Groover or Hot Knife is an essential tool for every EIFS guy. When it comes time to cut the expansions in the EPS foam a Hot...

A good plasterer will use a Curry Trowel | EIFS

EIFS Repair ‘Tip Of The Day’ for 3-9-2011 A good plasterer will use a Curry trowel. It is pretty common knowledge that Curry trowels are the best, well at least to all of us season vets of the plastering industry out there.  For everyone one else...

A tool every EIFS guy should have

A tool every EIFS guy should have EIFS Repair ‘Tip Of The Day’ 3-8-2011 When it comes to the bottom of the building where it meets the ground or the concrete or even a roof line. I always see rough looking edges...

EIFS Repair Job Site Change Orders

EIFS Repair Tip Of The Day for 3-7-2011 Keeping Change orders with you on the job site. It never fails, your on a job, and the contractor wants to add something. “Don’t worry I will take care of you just do this...