All posts tagged finish coat

Maintenance Guide For EIFS (Stucco)

You’ve completed your stucco renovation, and hope the contractor did a good job. But did he leave you with any guidelines for maintaining your new wall system? Chances are slim that the contractor took a long-term interest in the condition of your home, but you should and we’ll show you how. Whenever possible, contact the […]

Stucco Colours Fading

Stucco (EIFS) comes in a literally limitless number of possible colours, as home owners and architects are able to pick out of a catalog or even have colour swatches or samples matched. Like any coloured exterior product however, stucco colours will change over time due to exposure to sunlight (UV radiation). What can be done […]

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 […]

EIFS/Stucco On ICF

With rising concerns over global warming and energy efficiency, construction materials like EIFS (“stucco”) and ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) have become increasingly popular. Both incorporate varying thicknesses of insulation to decrease the amount of heat lost (during the winter) or gained (during the summer), thereby lowering the amount of heat that needs to be generated/removed. […]

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