Another Beautiful EIFS / Dryvit Job in West Bloomfield

Absolutely beautiful EIFS / Dryvit home in West Bloomfield Michigan

Really feeling great walking away from such a good looking project in West Bloomfield

A lot of hard work and long days has really paid off. Just looking at this house all finished makes it all worth it. Lots of high detail on this one and some challenges setting up the scaffolding, but we where out of there in 4 weeks, so not to bad considering we did it right.  I would rather spend a little more time doing it right once than having to come back and do it again. I think the chimney was the hardest part.  The back porch was no picnic either. The owners were very happy with our work for sure.

It is very satisfying walking away from a job seeing such a great looking home. These people will be happy with the outside of their house for years to come.

Check out more of our projects on the Gallery page where you will find images of several jobs including some great pictures of roof rake repairs, column repair, signs, bird holes, and much more. We do complete remove and replace to fixing small holes. We have seen it all over the years that’s for sure. Call 1-888-407-2609 for your free estimate if you have a repair in Southeast Michigan.

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Another Beautiful EIFS / Dryvit Job in West Bloomfield

EIFS – Remove and Replace

EIFS – Remove and Replace

Here will we walk through a complete EIFS – Remove and Replace on a 91 unit commercial project.

A complete EIFS – Remove and Replace can be one the the most demanding tasks of EIFS Repair. The first ting to consider is why the system failed in the first place and figure out a plan to make sure the newly installed system will not have the same issues. In this case the existing Dryvit was over 20 years old, and the Next Generation of EIFS will be a huge part of addresses issues the old Dryvit had. Unfortunately, some of the issues were design issues and the budget does not have enough money to do any structural changes there is just enough money to complete the EIFS remove and replace.

I will be working on this post over the next few weeks … stay tuned for the rest of the story.

Job Site images (more to come)

EIFS – Remove and Replace

EIFS / Dryvit Repair Monroe Michigan

EIFS / Dryvit Repair

EIFS / Dryvit Repair in Monroe Michigan

The metal copping at the radiuses is failing and causing some damage to the EIFS / Dryvit. The EIFS / Dryvit repair is a two stage fix. First we will have to address the failing copping and then fix the damaged EIFS. We have already talked about the cost and we will do our best to keep this repair from breaking the bank with the economy the way it is and business being down. The entire roof was flashed correctly except the radiuses. Without tearing what is there off it is impossible to be 100 % sure of what is gone wrong. But from my vast experience I would have to say that there are a few things that have lead to this  damage. First and formost is the flashing is not good at all round the radius. It has screw through it is places which should not be, and if they were to put screws in the metal they should for sure have been sealed, which they are not. But, even worse is that the corners and not tight they have gaps up to a 1/4″ in places. Even with the metal like this a membrane on the roof and down onto the EIFS would have really helped and would not have allowed the water to get behind the EIFS like that. Also, I am sure the EIFS itself was not base coated at the top edge. It is a place many contractors will over look because a metal cap is going over the roof anyway. But, it is important as an EIFS contractor to base coat there in case of a metal failure.

With that all being said I will suggest the best way to address these issues.  Again keep in mind that this my not be the best way to do these repairs and maybe not by the book, but given the economy and the way business is way down I have come up with a very seasonable fix that should last a long time.

I think we should remove the existing metal very carefully. Then mesh and base coat the top of the EIFS bringing it down onto the existing EIFS about and 1 and 1/2″. Then we will put a membrane  on the radius and bring the membrane onto the EIFS as well about 1 and 1/2″. The we will re-install the metal.

I believe this will be the most bang for the buck. As you know I talked with the roofer, and to fabricate these pieces it will cost a small fortune.

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EIFS / Dryvit Repair