EIFS Sealant

EIFS Sealant

Use an approved EIFS Sealant when caulking Synthetic Stucco

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EIFS Sealant

EIFS Recoating and Overcladding

EIFS Recoating and Overcladding

 Repair and EIFS recoating and overcladding may become necessary at some point in the life of EIFS structure.

To enhance the curb appeal of your building, recoating may be something you will feel is necessary at some point. By using the new science of EIFS lamina and shapes, your existing structure can be artfully changed and designed in order to achieve a totally new look in appearance due to the design you have chosen. If you are planning on selling or renting this is something you may want to look into, although if your building just needs some repair, an overcladding may be all you will need at this time and will be cost efficient.

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Terminating EIFS

Terminating EIFS

Terminating EIFS at the grade, brick ledge and the roof line.

Terminating EIFS is something we address frequently here at EIFS Repair. We are going to talk about terminating EIFS horizontally. When terminating the EIFS at the grade there should be about 8 inches from the foam to the ground. There are several reasons for this but mainly for insects and moisture. The first row of foam should sit in a weep track which is a plastic track with holes in it for moisture drainage.

Terminating EIFS at a soffit. I see a EIFS soffit wrapped right onto the existing wall all the time but when you think about it if a wall comes down and wraps under onto a soffitEIFS Soffit wall drainage and a weep track is not installed at the end of the wall the moisture drainage system is being negated because it can not drain at the end of the face wall. In short the face wall and the soffit should be two separate applications with the face wall having a weep track installed and the soffit having an expansion with backer rod and caulk against the face wall weep track.

Terminating EIFS at the Brick Ledge. When terminating the EIFS at the brick ledge it is important to have the flashing installed before the EIFS is applied. You always want the flashing to drain out to the face of the brick. The weep track will still be used in the moisture drainage system. The flashing is not enough because the EIFS has to have a place for the moisure if trapped behind the system to get out and that is what the weep is for.

Terminating EIFS at the roof line. The roof line maybe the one issue of terminating EIFS I see screwed up the most. It is not possible to take EIFS right down to the shingles and think that a caulk joint between the EIFS and the shingle will keep water out. Common sense should tell even a novice that that is ridiculous but you would be surprised how often EIFS kick out Flashingwe see this. Standard procedure is to keep the EIFS up off the roof rake 2 inches and use a weep track. Also I can not stress enough how important it is to install a kick out flashing at the end of the roof flashing.

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EIFS Repair Kit bundled with the Book

EIFS Repair Kit bundled with the Book

EIFS Repair Kit bundled with the Book (EIFS Repair A Comprehensive Guide) is a great deal.

Your are purchasing the original EIFS Repair Kit bundled with EIFS Repair – A Comprehensive Guide, the book by Corey Turcotte. Bought separately $318.99 bundled pay only $299.99.

EIFS Repair KitEIFS Repair Kit: The kit includes 4.5 lbs of our specially blended fiber glass based EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) material, mix container, stir paddletrowelfloat, gloves, paint brush, razor knife, foam, fiberglass mesh, AR glass fibers, 3.5 lbs. Fine Finish, 3.5lbs. Medium Finish, 3.5lbs.Coarse Finish, install instructions, and a  helpful DVD to watch before doing your repair. You will have enough material to cover approximately 5 Sq. Ft. of EIFS repairs. Patching your EIFS has never been easier with the new EIFS Repair Kit.

EIFS Repair A Comprehensive Guide BookEIFS Repair – A Comprehensive Guide, the book. If you are a home or business owner that has EIFS cladding this book is a must read for you. Even if you are not the ‘do it yourself-er’ this book will give you insight into the EIFS process and give you much needed tips and information on EIFS maintenance to prolong your EIFS cladding.

 

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Note: The DIY EIFS Repair kit works with all brands of EIFS / Synthetic Stucco including Dryvit, Senergy, STO, Master Wall, etc.

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EIFS Repair Kit bundled with the Book

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Coarse Finish

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Coarse Finish

Purchase The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Coarse Finish here

The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Coarse Finish Comes with Coarse Finish, Cement Mix, Fiberglass Mesh,  float, Instructions, DVD, and Quick Reference Guide.

With the pro kit there is 3 times the material of the original kit. This kit will cover 15 square feet compared to the 5 square feet of the original EIFS Repair Kit. What you do not get with the Pro Kits are the tools to do the repair with exception of the EIFS Float.

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We use Paypal, the famous Ebay Company for our Online Purchases, we will never have your personal information, it will all be handled by Paypal, so you can have complete peace of mind purchasing The EIFS Repair Kit.

Note: The DIY EIFS Repair kit works with all brands of EIFS / Synthetic Stucco including Dryvit, Senergy, STO, Master Wall, etc.

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EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Medium Finish

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Medium Finish

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The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Medium Finish Comes with Medium Finish, Cement Mix, Fiberglass Mesh,  float, Instructions, DVD, and Quick Reference Guide.

With the pro kit there is 3 times the material of the original kit. This kit will cover 15 square feet compared to the 5 square feet of the original EIFS Repair Kit. What you do not get with the Pro Kits are the tools to do the repair with exception of the EIFS Float.

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EIFS Repair Kit Pro

EIFS Repair Kit Pro

The new EIFS Repair Kit Pro is available for purchase

The EIFS Repair kit Pro is similar to the original Kit except it does not come with all the tools to complete the job just the materials (complete list of whats in the Pro Kits). There are three versions of the Pro EIFS Kit. There is Fine, Medium and Coarse kits. The  only difference between the three pro kits are the types of finish coat included in the kits. Before ordering the pro kit you will have to determine what type of finish texture you have on your wall.

The EIFS Repair Kit Pro Comes with Finish, Cement Mix, Fiberglass Mesh,  and a float.

With the pro kit there is 3 times the material of the original kit. This kit will cover 15 square feet compared to the 5 square feet of the original EIFS Repair Kit.

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Don’t know what Finish you need  check out our EIFS Texture Chart

We use Paypal, the famous Ebay Company for our Online Purchases, we will never have your personal information, it will all be handled by Paypal, so you can have complete peace of mind purchasing The EIFS Repair Kit.

Note: The DIY kit works with all brands of Exterior Insulation and Finish System aka Synthetic Stucco or Dryvit including Dryvit, Senergy, STO, Master Wall, Parex etc.

 The kit was designed for home owners with small holes in the system that they needed fixed, but could not find an applicator in the area that they lived to come out and fix it. It is pretty hard to find someone that will come out and fix 3 woodpecker holes. There is just not enough money in it for them to waste that much time.Now, home owners with Synthetic Stucco clad homes can fix these small repairs themselves with a little time and work. We started getting owners that had more than just a few woodpecker holes and a few businesses with them same type of problem but needed just a little more material to fix there problems. So, we created the pro kits. With these kits you have to pick the texture and we send out just that texture. It works out to about 3 times the material in the pro kit because you have just what you need and nothing else. Before ordering your pro kit make sure you take a good look at the texture chart and determine what texture you need. The pro kit still comes with all the same directions as the regular kit. The only things you do not get are the things you can pick up at your local hardware store like tape, gloves,  cover up, etc.
Pro EIFS Repair Kit

EIFS Repair Kit Pro

 

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish

EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish

Purchase The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish here

The EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish Comes with Fine Finish, Cement Mix, Fiberglass Mesh,  float, Instructions, DVD, and Quick Reference Guide.

With the pro kit there is 3 times the material of the original kit. This kit will cover 15 square feet compared to the 5 square feet of the original EIFS Repair Kit. What you do not get with the Pro Kits are the tools to do the repair with exception of the EIFS Float.

Click the Buy Now button to purchase the EIFS Repair Kit Pro – Fine Finish.
Item number ERKP-F-001. Only $379.00 – Three times the material




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Window prep for EIFS application

Window prep for an EIFS application

Proper window prep for an EIFS application is very important

With new construction EIFS it  is imperative to get the EIFS contractor in on the job site before the windows go in, so they can treat the window frames before they go in. If this is not done the entire system has a chance of failure before it even begins. Lets face it even the best windows can leak, and most times you did not buy the best, so it is a safe beat that sooner or later the windows will leak. If the window frame is now treated this is a recipe for disaster down the road. Even if you do not want or cannot get the EIFS guy down there before hand to treat the windows do it yourself. Simply apply flashing tape around the window frame. It has to cover the entire window jam, and come out on the face about 4 inches. Make sure the corners are cover well, and that there are no wrinkles in the tape. Of course, the EIFS manufacturers (Dryvit, Senergy, Sto) all carry a brand of the flashing tape, but in a pinch you can buy flashing tape at the local hardware store if it is going to be the difference between having all your windows protected or not. You may want to contact the EIFS manufacturer you are using for the project, and find out if not using the flashing tape, or not using the correct flashing tape is going to void your material warranty.

What happens when the windows are already in?

What should happen is that the windows come out, and the windows are treated with flashing tape. If the windows are not done correctly there is a good chance you are voiding the warranty. The specifications from the material manufacturer are very clear on the application of flashing tape around the windows.

How do you apply the Flashing Tape?

You start at the bottom of the window sil. The Flashing tape should go all the back to the inside edge of the sil jam, and down four inches onto the face of the wall. The tape should be cut six inches longer than the window opening to allow the tape to go up the window frame on each side by at least three inches. Use your knife to cut along three inch vertical and lay  the tape down on to the face of the wall. Make sure there are no wrinkles in the tape. Apply a small piece of tape in the corner that goes all the way to the edge of the sil jam out and onto the face of the wall at least four inches. The apply the two verticals the same way and finally the top of the window is applied.

What qualifies as Flashing Tape when it comes to EIFS?

When it comes to EIFS there are very trick rules, and variations of products is to be done very carefully as not to void your warranty. I will use Dryvit® and its particular material line to address these products used for window treatments. There are several products you can use to treat the windows with. Dryvit’s AquaFlash® being one of the best.

This post actually started from another post, and I wanted to expand on it as it is such an important topic.

Window prep for EIFS application
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Window prep for EIFS application

Attaching things to EIFS

Attaching things to EIFS

Attaching things to EIFS is not rocket science but you need to know what to do

I had a lady call me the other day wanting to know the correct way to fasten her hose holder to the outside of her EIFS home. She could not get it to stay on the wall. This is actually a very good question, because there is a very specific way to install things to the outside of this cladding (Exterior Insulation and Finish System also known as Dryvit ® or synthetic stucco) whether it is a hose holder or a down spout for a gutter. First of all you are going to have to use a screw long enough to go through the system. Typically you will have between 1 1/2 inches to 4 inches to go through. You can tell how thick the material is by checking the bottom. The Synthetic Stucco will stick out from the wall and you can measure it there. Use a 3 or 4 inch screw and a 3/8 inch piece of PCV pipe. Drill a hole with a 3/8’s drill bit into the cladding where you want the screw to go. Stick the PCV pipe in the hole and make a mark where it is flush with the wall. Remove the PCV pipe, and cut it on the inside of the line as not to have the pipe stick out past the wall, but remain flush with the Synthetic Stucco finish. Apply adhesive (PL-Premium®, found at your local hardware store) to the outside of the PCV pipe and insert it in the hole you just drilled. The PCV pipe should sit all the way back to the substrate (OSB), and come out flush with the stucco surface. It is very important that the pipe is a tight fit, and the adhesive should be around the end that is outward at the Exterior Insulation and Finish System surface to make a good seal. Wipe any excess adhesive away with a damp cloth before it drys. Now, fill the pipe about half way with silicone caulk, and screw your hose to the wall using the holes you just made. When you screw the screw into the pipe excess caulk will come out the PVC pipe again use your damp cloth to remove any excess caulk that gets on the stucco’s finish coat or top coat. That is the old school way of doing it, and of course nowadays you have a fancy new way of doing it, and that would be a Corrosion Resistant Fastener and Sleeve Set. Myself I still use the PVC pipe and it works great, and like I always say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. If I was doing a large house or building that had down spouts I would however use the Corrosion Resistant Fastener and Sleeve Set’s just to save a ton of time.

Well, there you go, that is the correct way of attaching things to your Synthetic Stucco cladding.

The last thing you want to do is just run screws into your this cladding system, as it will create penetrations that water can enter the system and cause problems down the road.

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Attaching things to EIFS

 

 

 

Attaching things to EIFS / Dryvit ® / Synthetic Stucco