All posts tagged base coat

Do It Yourself EIFS Installation

As a precursor to this article I’ll say this: While it may seem like a good, money saving idea to install the EIFS yourself, it’s very technical work that even the skilled tradesmen run into problems with at times, so don’t do it yourself. Paying a professional contractor to install it will always prove to […]

Supplies Required for EIFS / Stucco Installations

All of this equipment and supplies would be familiar to an Exterior Insulation Finish Systems contractor, however a home owner looking to do their own shed or garage might not realize they need many of the tools required. While we do not recommend EIFS as a DIY project, we would still like to be a […]

EIFS Cracking Due to Lack of Mesh

Exterior Insulation Finish Systems incorporate a coated fibreglass mesh designed to allow flexibility due to expansion and contraction, and prevent the base coat and finish coat from cracking. In situations where the base coat and finish coat crack, water is able to get into wall system where it can and will go through freeze/thaw cycles […]

What is EIFS

What is EIFS? This is a question that is easy to answer, but difficult to show. Adex Systems (a manufacturer out of Montreal) has put together a FANTASTIC video showing what the basics of the EIFS system. The visual aspect of the video makes it much clearer what constitutes the various layers and what they […]

  • What is Stucco?

    "Stucco" is typically what people in the Toronto area use when they're looking for EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish Systems, or "synthetic stucco"). We use the two terms interchangeably.

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