EIFS Inside / Outside Corners Specification

EIFS Inside / Outside Corners Specification

An overview of the EIFS Inside / Outside Corner Specification

In this post we will take a look at the EIFS inside / outside corner specification. The basic process of doing a corner is pretty much the same as a flat wall with a couple exceptions. Read more EIFS Inside / Outside Corners Specification

EIFS Termination At Soffit / Fascia Intersection

EIFS Termination At Soffit / Fascia Intersection

An overview of the EIFS Termination At Soffit / Fascia Intersection

In this post we are going to take a look at the EIFS Termination At Soffit / Fascia Intersection. This is a pretty simple process but in the field we come across a lot of soffit failure because this was done wrong. Read more EIFS Termination At Soffit / Fascia Intersection

EIFS Termination at Parapet Specification

EIFS Termination at Parapet Specification

An overview of the EIFS Termination at Parapet Specification

In this post we are going to talk about the EIFS Termination at Parapet Specification. I have been doing EIFS for a long time and when we are out on repairs it seems like this is one of those things that is almost never done correctly. The proper way to terminate a parapet is to apply Dryvit’s Aqua Flash over the entire top of the parapet and down both sides at least 2″. Read more EIFS Termination at Parapet Specification

EIFS Liquid Moisture Barrier

EIFS Liquid  Moisture Barrier

An in depth look at EIFS Liquid Moisture Barrier

Traditionally, the substrate (OSB) was wrapped with a cloth type building wrap, but after some pretty extensive testing done by The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) it was proven that a EIFS liquid moisture barrier is much more effect in an EIFS application for moisture drainage. Read more EIFS Liquid Moisture Barrier

EIFS Grade Termination Specification

EIFS Grade Termination Specification

An overview of the EIFS Grade Termination Specification

In this post we will be taking a look at the EIFS Grade Termination Specification. Before we get into the grade termination spec it is understood that the substrate already has be treated with an EIFS approved moisture barrier (see the post . for more details on applying the moisture barrier). Read more EIFS Grade Termination Specification

EIFS Window Header Specification

EIFS Window Header Specification

An overview of the EIFS Window Header Specification

In this post we will take a look at the EIFS Window Header Specification. To properly address the window header when using EIFS a weep track needs to be installed at the head of the window. Note: the window rough opening first needs to be treated with the moisture barrier (refer to the post … for further details on applying the liquid moisture barrier to a rough opening). A metal window flashing is installed over the window head. The metal flashing is attached to the substrate and down over the window. The metal flashing should go up the substrate about 4″ and down over the window about a 1/2″. The EIFS approved weep track with drip edge is installed over the metal flashing. The weep track is installed about 3/4″ above the bottom inside corner of the metal flashing. This leaves a nice 3/4″ caulk joint between the metal flashing and the weep track. A rod of closed cell backer rod is placed in the 3/4″ joint between the metal and the track, and a bead of EIFS approved caulk (for more info on approved EIFS sealants, see the post EIFS Caulking and Sealants) is applied over the backer rod. The key with the caulk is not to allow it to cover the holes in the weep track.EIFS Window Header Specifications

 

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EIFS Window Header Specification

EIFS – Remove and Replace

EIFS – Remove and Replace

Here will we walk through a complete EIFS – Remove and Replace on a 91 unit commercial project.

A complete EIFS – Remove and Replace can be one the the most demanding tasks of EIFS Repair. The first ting to consider is why the system failed in the first place and figure out a plan to make sure the newly installed system will not have the same issues. In this case the existing Dryvit was over 20 years old, and the Next Generation of EIFS will be a huge part of addresses issues the old Dryvit had. Unfortunately, some of the issues were design issues and the budget does not have enough money to do any structural changes there is just enough money to complete the EIFS remove and replace.

I will be working on this post over the next few weeks … stay tuned for the rest of the story.

Job Site images (more to come)

EIFS – Remove and Replace