Dryvit Issues

Dryvit Issues

Are you having Dryvit issues?

We specialize in repairing Dryvit ® so we know about people having Dryvit issues. There are home owners and business owners that have experienced problems with their synthetic stucco cladding. Moisture damage is one of the biggest problems when it comes to synthetic stucco. The moisture problems are mostly due to a design problem. The original Exterior Insulation and Finish System was what is known as a barrier system, which means it was a weather barrier. When done right the barrier system worked fairly well as the commercial buildings are designed a little better for the barrier system. The flat roof with a copping works much better with the barrier system than a typical residential design. The major issue with Dryvit is in the residential application when it comes to applying the barrier system, which since about the year 2000 the barrier system has not been used. The new system ‘The Next Generation of EIFS’ has been used after the year 2000. In fact the building codes where changed and now there has to be a moisture barrier over any wood framed structure. There may be a wave of homes built in the 80’s and 90’s that are failing now that need to addressed. The old barrier system when done right still holds up well if it is properly maintained. The problem with the barrier system is that if any moisture penetrated it the water was trapped back behind the system and it eventually starts to rot the wood. When the building codes changed they required a moisture barrier over wood, but we will take that one further and say that when using Synthetic Dryvit Stucco you should use a liquid moisture barrier. The liquid moisture barrier works better than a cloth moisture barrier. We have been doing repairs for over 26 years and we found the liquid barrier is far better than the cloth. When installing the cloth barrier you put tons of holes in it when you staple it to the wood and then again when fastening the foam to the wood. When you use the liquid barrier instead of fastening the foam with mechanical fasteners you apply the foam with a notch trowel which creates channels for moisture to drain. The mechanical fasteners smash the foam to the wood so tight to the wood moisture has no chance to escape. If a liquid moisture barrier is used you can eliminate the biggest issue when it comes to the product. dryvit issues

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EIFS Repair Contractors Michigan

EIFS Repair Contractors Michigan

Are you having trouble finding EIFS Repair Contractors in Michigan

One of the most common things we hear from our customers is that they had a hard time finding EIFS Repair contractors in Michigan. There are a few reasons for this. The first reason is that most contractors don’t want to take on small jobs they would rather take on the bigger full installs rather than a small repair. Not to say that all repairs are small, but a good majority of them are. Another reason you will have a hard time finding someone to take on a repair is that the repairs are much harder to than a full install. With a full install you know exactly whaCarpenter Working.svg.thumbt your getting into, but with a repair you never know what might be in behind there. You would be surprised what some contractors do, and with a repair you might get into a lot more than you bargained for without even realizing it. With that being said it makes it very difficult to bid the repairs. You can not be sure what was done before you got there until you start pulling it off the wall. No body is going to leave the bid open ended until you pull everything off the wall. One of the main reasons it is hard to find a good Synthetic Stucco repair guy in MI is that it takes a high level of skill to come in and fix someone else’s mistakes. It’s pretty straight forward installing a product from scratch over an approved substrata, but when something goes wrong and it breaks down that’s when you need to call in the experts.  EIFS repair contractors Michigan Not all repairs are rocket science, but when it comes to fixing something that is broke most contractors will pass that up for something easier. It’s pretty hard to make a repair look really good as well. When a home owner needs a repair on their house they want it to look perfect. after all this is their home. It is near impossible to make a Exterior Insulation and Finish System repair look perfect that’s for sure. Trust me we have been doing home repairs on Synthetic Stucco for over 25 years. You can really make a mess out of it if you are not one of the absolute best in the business and have some patience. You can be very good with a trowel and even one of the best plasterers around, but without patience you will not be good at repairs. Most contractors have the go go go attitude. The more square footage we get done the more money we make, but with repairs it is much different. The first thing I always say with repairs is slow down. Let’s figure why this happened. Then figure out a plan of attack, and then adjust that plan as we get into.  Speed has no business in repairs. If you have ever worked for any plastering contractor I don’t think you will hear the words slow down too often. It takes a special type of person to do repairs and as a contractor most of your guys will not be cut out for it, so why would you take on the repairs. Less money, takes more time, and the guys hate doing them because they are so difficult.

Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) also known as Synthetic Stucco or Dryvit ®

EIFS Repair Contractors Michigan