Repairing EIFS Stucco

The ascetics of repairing EIFS Stucco / Dryvit

There are a couple different ways to approach repairing EIFS stucco. What most people don’t know is that it is near impossible to repair a small area in the middle of the wall and not have it look like an eyesore. From a ascetics perspective resurfacing the entire wall is always going to be the best option. When it comes to dollars an cents it best just to patch a small area and call it a day. So, which way do you go? Well, that depends on a few factors. What type of person are you. Can you live with a patch on the wall or are you the type of person that now you know it’s there you will see it every time you pass it and it will drive you crazy. And, perhaps the more important thing, how much more is it going to cost. Of course, the extra cost is going to vary from patch to patch. Sometimes it is going to make sense to just go ahead and do it so it looks the best it can and other times it may take some careful consideration. Let me explain with a couple of examples. First let’s say we have some woodpecker damages to the trim around a window or door. You could patch the small damages by just addressing the actual holes. You would see these patches around the trim pretty easily especially when the sun hit them. Now, instead of just patching the holes we could resurface the trim around the door or window after patching with very little effort and material. The trim would look pretty close to new again. It makes perfect sense to resurface the entire area in this case. Now, let’s say the woodpecker damages the trim and got into some of the wall next to the trim as well. In this case to resurface it would be a much bigger job due to the fact the wall next to the trim would be a substantial amount of square feet to apply the material to.

In conclusion, if you have an endless amount of money it will always look better to resurface the entire wall the damages are on, but if you do not sometimes it makes sense to live with the look of a patch.

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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 mean by coast-to-coast is from corner to corner or V groove to V groove. When you repair an entire area coast-to-coast, it is much easier to make it look like new again. When you patch an area in the middle of the wall without going coast-to-coast it is near impossible to make it look new again. You will always see the patch no matter what you do.  So, best practice is to go coast-to-coast with all your Exterior Insulation and Finish System repairs. Matching the color exactly is very difficult as well. After you finish your jobs you should always leave the owner some of the color so they can match it for repairs down the road. Architects and owners should keep in mind when designing that if repairs are to be done latter you will not want to redo entire walls for small repairs and add V grooves to the design. V-grooves can break the wall up into more manageable and cost effective areas to repair if and when the time comes.

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If you are the type of person that would not do your own repair you can always give us a call and we will come out and take a look at it for you and see what we can do to fix it. We service Southeast Michigan and would love to come out for a free estimate. We provide repairs and moisture testing services.

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