All posts tagged fiberglass mesh

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 […]

Lack of Control Joint Between Dissimilar Substrates

Here is what appears to be a doorway to a veranda. The crack makes it appear as if there was no reinforcing mesh applied, in an area where there should be mesh diagonally along all corners. In actuality, if it is a transition between a house on the one side (right) and a veranda/porch on […]

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