In most cases I will not promote or talk about any one particular product, but when it comes to an Air and Water Barrier I am vary familiar with EIFS industries Air and Water Barriers that BASF produces. Pretty much every manufacturer has a version of a Fluid Air and Water Barrier, and I have used these products for years, and you have to love them. They are easy to apply, and cost are effective. You really get the most bang for your buck when you use this air/water barrier. This air/water resitive barrier is a one-component fluid-applied vapor permeable product. It can be troweled, painted, brushed or sprayed on to an approved substrate. It meets ICC-ES AC212 water-resistive barrier tests, meets requirements of ICC-ES AC 148, Meets ASTM D 1970 Nail Sealability Requirements. The EIFS Air and Water Barrier is a liquid applied, continuously bonded membrane that eliminates seams, lap joints and staples. It’s low Volatile organic compounds or VOCs make it safe for workers, and the environment. It is also Nonflammable as applied. In most situations it can be applied in a single pass. It provides excellent secondary moisture protection behind most wall claddings including EIFS.
EIFS – Exterior Insulation and Finish System – Synthetic Stucco – Dryvit ™ – Senergy ™ – Sto ™
Note: The EIFS Air and Water Barrier system talked about here is based on BASF’s Air and Water Barrier product. All major manufacturers of EIFS have a similar product. This website is in no way promoting or endorsed by any one of these companies and there names, and trade marks are property of their respected companies.
Exterior Insulation and Finish System – EIFS Repair in Southeastern Michigan
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EIFS Repair in Southeastern Michigan. Residential and commercial repairs. You can be sure our Certified EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System) Applicators are the best in the industry. EIFS Repair is based in Sterling Heights Michigan, and we have been doing quality EIFS projects in Southeastern Michigan for over 20 years. From Monroe to Dearborn to Chesterfield we cover Southeastern Michigan. We do Residential and Commercial projects. We take pride in our work, and educating ourselves on new industry standards and building codes. Our customers are the most educated customers, because we feel an educated customer is a good customer. Even if a customer does not have us do the job, at least they know what to good quality job is, and what to look for when getting an EIFS job done that will last the test of time. The Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) is based on a piece of foam, so it may be the most unforgiving product for a contractor that is cutting corners. Business owners and home owners can educate them selves on the Exterior Insulation and Finish System here, and police their own job site to make sure the EIFS contractor is not cutting corners, or hire a EIFS professional that will spell out in writing how the project is to be applied, and follow those laid out instructions to the letter. The Next Generation of EIFS is here … does your EIFS contractor know what it is, and how to apply it?
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 well. 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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Fiberglass Mesh – EIFS Repair Kit – EIFS – Exterior Insulation and Finish System – Synthetic Stucco
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, and 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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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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I think everyone has there own preference on the consistency of the finish but really if there is too much water added the finish will bleed through and if there is no water added it will tend to roll on you. The best practice is to add a large cup of water like a 24 oz cup. If you are using tint packs with your finish that will give you enough water to make sure you get all the tint out of the tint pack. That is more of an estimate than a solid amount. If it is really hot you could even use 32 oz’s. One of the key things is to make sure you add the same amount to every bucket. I find Senergy, Dryvit and Master Wall all react about the same to the water.
EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish System / synthetic stucco) Tip Of The Day for 3-5-2011