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 / Dryvit ® / Synthetic Stucco

OMG, I can see ever piece of Foam on the wall

OMG, I can see ever piece of Foam on the wall

If you can see every piece of foam on the wall the applicator has missed a crucial step

The other day a came across an EIFS house that I could see every piece of foam on. I have seen some EIFS applications where in the right sunlight you could see a few pieces of foam, but this was the worst you could literally see every piece of foam. The home owner naturally asked me how this could have happened. Apparently the contractor told him that is just how it looks. I can tell you that, that is not true. There is a few reasons that could have happened and in this case it was probably all of the above. If the foam is not rasped or rasped correctly you will be able to see the foam pieces after the job is done. Also, the adhesive used to adhere the foam to the wall can get in between the pieces, and cause gaps. The gaps will dry at a different rate due to moisture and heat flow, and that will cause them to be seen. I have purchased foam that was not all exactly the same thickness, which if not rasped down will cause the pieces to be seen, but this is very rare I have only seen this a couple times in my 23 years in the industry.

In the case I just seen I am sure they did not rasp the foam at all, and when sticking the foam they did not make sure the pieces where applied tightly together, which caused the finished product to look like that. To fix the wall it now needs to coated with two layers of base coat. The first layer to fill in all the seams to even them out. The second layer is a complete coat over the entire wall to blend everything together. This process to repair the wall takes a highly skilled plasterer. Short of that you would have to re-stick the entire wall, essentially redoing the wall over the existing EIFS.

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EIFS Repair Kit – DIY

EIFS Repair Kit

Do It Yourself EIFS Repair Kit makes doing EIFS Repairs a snap.

With the proper training anyone can do EIFS Repairs on their house or building. The EIFS Repair Kit takes you through step by step and shows you how the professionals do the repairs. It does not matter if you want to repair a weed whacker mishap at the house or a delivery boy running into the entrance way of your building the process is the same to repair them. The Repair Kit comes with detailed instructions, and a helpful DVD to ensure you have all the knowledge you need to complete a professional looking Exterior Insulation and Finish System repair.  The Kit comes with everything you will need to do an EIFS Repair job as well, including the cement mix, mixing container, three different types of finish coat, mixer, mesh, foam, AR glass fibers, wire brush, trowel, float, cover up, tape, gloves. We have pretty much thought of everything you are going to need. The only thing you will need is a drill to mix the EIFS cement with.{httpv://youtu.be/ffFB_rkkyMc} The EIFS Repair Kit works with Dryvit, Senergy, Sto, Master Wall, Parex, or any other synthetic stucco material.

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EIFS Repair Training

EIFS Repair Training

Our New EIFS Repair Training

First of all, let me thank you for stopping by EIFS Repair and checking our new EIFS Repair Training program. As we always do here at EIFS Repair we listen, and respond. We have had some feedback on the EIFS Repair Kits and it was that businesses wanted training for their employees, so we are now introducing the all new EIFS Repair Training program. The training is done in a couple different ways. One is that we do the training here in our facility in Michigan, and the other is that customer fly’s one of our EIFS professionals out, and they do the training on their site.

The EIFS Repair Training will be done by an EIFS expert with at least 20 years hands-on experience in the EIFS industry. All of our trainers are a master plasterer, which means they have been journeymen plasterers for over ten years. The training will cover everything to look for when doing EIFS Repairs, the EIFS process, and proper installation of the EIFS product. We will cover the most common problems that you will find, and those little things that EIFS contractors just hate to do. The training will teach you how to spot them, and fix them without breaking the bank.

The training will begin with about an hour of explanation of EIFS, and the EIFS process. Then we will talk about the EIFS Repair Kit, how it works, and the tools involved. The EIFS Repair Training, for the most part, will be hands-on training, with a few mock ups of some typical repairs you would see in the field. With these pre-made damaged EIFS samples the trainee has the opportunity to do an EIFS repair for themselves to get a real feel of the EIFS Repair process. Believe it or not, the EIFS Repair process is more of an art than anything else. We believe that there is no better way to learn how to do a good quality EIFS repair than to have one of our experts walk you through it in our new EIFS Repair Training program.  The amount of information and specialized training, you could not learn anywhere else, is second to none when you spend the day with one of your EIFS trainers.

The EIFS Repair Training Program comes with a helpful guide you can leave with your employees to refer back to when doing the EIFS repairs in the field. This helpful guide has a overview of the EIFS process step-by-step and the common EIFS Repair things to look for and how to address them.

 

The EIFS Repair Training Program at a glance

  • Overview of the EIFS Process
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Windows and Doors
  • Kick-out Flashing
  • EIFS Termination
  • The EIFS Repair Kit
  • Hands On

 

The EIFS Repair Training is a one day class, and it is scheduled for 5 hours. Typically we start the classes at 11 am and they go through to about 5 pm with a lunch break at 1pm. The time schedule is completely flexible and can be tailor around your company needs. Fill out our EIFS Repair Training Form and please include your estimated training date, your company name and a working number for us to get back to you.

Our EIFS Repair Training is a flat rate of $800.00. If you attend our EIFS Repair Training here in Michigan that would be your total cost, but if you are out of State you would pay to fly our training to you. The trainer would be flown out the day before the training to have time to setup. The trainer would not be flying with our mockup EIFS samples for the hands on part of the program so the trainer would build the mockups the day before at your facility. Our out of State customers have an extra material cost of $200.00, the extra cost of a round trip air flight for our trainer, and a one night stay at a local hotel. The bottom line for our out of State customers is $1,100.00 plus a round trip flight from DTW.

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The EIFS Training is for all Synthetic Stucco, Dryvit, Senergy Sto, Master Wall, and Parex.

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Fiberglass Mesh – EIFS Repair Kit

The Fiberglass Mesh – EIFS Repair Kit

The importance of the Fiberglass Mesh in your EIFS Repair Kit

The Fiberglass Mesh keeps the EIFS cement from cracking. The EIFS cement coat is only 1/8 inch thick and would crack without the fiberglass mesh. The mesh gives the EIFS System strength and with it being fiberglass it has a heck of a lot of flexibility as Fiberglass Mesh - EIFS Repair Kitwell. When applying the fiberglass mesh you must overlap the mesh at least 2 inches and the entire foam has to be covered with mesh. Any places that are not covered with mesh are going to crack and spider over time. The Fiberglas mesh is also used before the foam is applied as a back wrap for all the windows and doors.   A 9 inch ripe of fiberglass mesh is stapled round each window and door with the mesh face out toward the window or door. Then the foam is fastened over the mesh and the over hanging 7 inches of mesh is wrapped back up onto the foam with the base coat. This method is called backing wrapping. Back wrapping is very important to help water and moisture from penetrating the EIFS System.

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The Do It Yourself EIFS Repair Kit – The Trowel

The Do It Yourself EIFS Repair Kit

The trowel is a very important tool in the EIFS Repair Kit

The EIFS Repair Kit includes a trowel which is your application tools. The shape of the trowel is perfect for scoping out the cement mix and gives you a great way to spread EIFS Repair Kit Trowelthe cement smoothly onto the wall. The EIFS cement mix is made to be applied very thin, approx. 1/8″ thick with little waves or bumps in the cement coat. The cement coat should be applied with great detail to perfection as the finish coat will only look as good as the cement coat under it. If you can not get it smooth you can let you best work dry and come back and sand it smooth. The best think to sand the cement coat with is floor sand paper. You can find floor sand paper at your local home improvement store. Another thing to keep in mind is that your cement will dry up after time and become very hard to work with. The dry time has a lot to do with the temperature. If you are working on a cloudy 60 degree day you may have about 45 minutes to work with your cement before it begins to show signs of drying up. But if you are out on a sunny 90 degree day you may only have about 10 minutes to complete your project. Keep in mind that the EIFS material should never be applied in weather that is below 40 degrees.

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EIFS Repair Kit – Stir Paddle

The Do It Yourself EIFS Repair Kit

The Stir Paddle is part of The EIFS Repair Kit

The stir paddle is included in the EIFS repair kit because it is a perfect way to mix the cement. It is very important that the cement is mixed throughout and the paddle will EIFS Repair Kit Paddelensure that it is. Make sure that all the dry mix is spun up into the cement mix. And when you add the AR glass to the cement mix make sure you pour the glass in slowly while spinning the mix. The glass should only be spun into the cement mix for about 45 seconds. That is the best period of time to ensure the glass fibers have intermixed with the cement.

 

 

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EIFS Repair Kit – Do It Yourself

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We have been getting a lot of calls from out of state with customers that want there buildings and houses repaired, but unfortunately, can not find anyone to do the work, Do It Yourself EIFS Repair Kitand they have no idea how to do it themselves. Well, those days are over because we listened, and now we have a great new EIFS 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 paddle, trowel, float, 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 Exterior Insulation and Finish System repairs. Patching your Synthetic stucco has never been easier with the new Repair Kit. How to patch stucco.

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

We have been Exterior Insulation and Finish System repairs in Southeastern Michigan for over 26 years. We know why, when and how the system fails. Over the years we have seen it all.We have put this kit together from years of experience and testing. We have laterally written the book on the subject. With at least 12 classes and certifications on the subject you have someone that has put the time into being educated on the subject and the hands on experience of working in the field. Normally you are getting one or the other it is rare when you find both and that’s what you are getting when you buy the kit. Someone that has both the education and the hands on knowledge of a master of the industry. We have tested the methods and materials of this kit in the field our self literally hundreds of times and made tweaks and changes until it is a perfect kit for small home repairs like woodpecker holes.

The kit comes with 3 standard textures of finish which are fine finish, medium finish and coarse finish. Between the 3 we cover most all texture types. You will have to determine which texture is going to be best for your project. Picking the right texture is critical to having a nice looking patch when it is all finished. Remember that after your patch is completed you are going to paint the patch with paint you have matched at your local paint store. When you paint over the Synthetic Stucco it loses some of it’s texture. So, if you are stuck between a fine finish and a medium then go with the medium and after it is painted it will look more like the fine. We call those textures tweeners, because they are in between textures and are a real pain even for the pros, just do your best. There’s nothing more you can do.

The base coat in the kit takes a long time to setup, so you have plenty of time to use it at least 45 to an hour. On a real hot day though you can cut that in half. Always use cold water to make your mix. The most important part about the cement coat is to get it as smooth as possible. The finish coat is only a sixteenth of an inch thick so it will not cover to much. It is easier to run the classic finish as it is the thickest. That being said the fine finish is the hardest to make look good. Bottom line the better your base coat looks the better your patch will look.

The fiberglass mesh is important for you patch. If you don’t use the mesh the cement coat will crack. The fiberglass mesh is embedded into the base coat.

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EIFS Repair is online. Our mission is to educate the contractor, business owner, home owner and any one else that cares to learn about the proper way to apply EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System). We support ‘The Turcotte System‘; a water infiltration prevention standard that is catching on quick in the industry. The Turcotte System works wonders and does not involve any new or expensive techiques or materials. The most important thing to note about the system is it is not a water management system. Tell me, what business owner/ home owner wants to manage water that is inside the walls of there home or business. I would have to guess none. That is the thing about the Turcotte System it prevents the water from getting behind the walls in the first place. And like most things that work well it is very simple. It is exactly the same thing an EIFS applicator already knows how to do just in a different way, in a way the works to keep water from penetrating the foam. I am sure you can see why we think it is very important to educate anyone that needs an EIFS Repair done on the Turcotte System as a EIFS Repair could be avoided if the Turcotte System was used in the first place. The Turcotte System 2.o coming soon.

EIFS proven to be the best cladding on the market. EIFS is one of the most tested cladding’s on the planet. EIFS out preforms brick, stucco, concrete block and cementitious fiber board siding. Oak Ridge National Laboratory NET Facilities Research Project

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