All posts tagged mould

Is EIFS Tape Required?

EIFS tape is a self-adhesive membrane that is made from a rubberized asphalt that has been laminated to a polyester fabric. The fabric helps to strengthen , providing a stronger, more crack-resistant bond  with most exterior coatings to provide a self-sealing, waterproofing layer. It is primarily used around windows and doors, taping panel seams and […]

2012 Guide to Budgeting For Your Stucco Renovation

This website was started to educate home owners and teach them how to evaluate quotes and contractors. There’s a massive gap between the technical information provided to building industries professionals, and the information available to the average consumer in every day language. The most common asked is obviously: Is this quote too high/low? No one […]

Stucco Home Insurance: How Does EIFS Affect Insurance

Stucco (or more accurately, EIFS) is enormously popular on homes in and around the Greater Toronto area due in large part to it’s great aesthetic appeal and it’s ability to insulate, thereby reducing heating and cooling bills. It’s become a “hot topic” (pun intended) for insurance companies – moreso in the U.S. than Canada – […]

Hardie Board Removal Reveals Mould and Rot Damage

Hardie Board is a product similar to EIFS that has quickly gained popular in the states and is on is making it’s way into the Canadian market. With great reviews and a high ROI (Remodeling Magazine), Hardie Board seems like a great siding for many who need not worry about insulating value. Unfortunately, it didn’t […]

EIFS With Horizontal Adhesive Channels and No Moisture Barrier

This is the epitome of poor EIFS construction and I hope that both the applicator and builder were sued into oblivion. For starters, yes that black mass is mold, and black mold may or may not be toxic. As you can see, the mold originates where moisture is commonly a problem — around the window. […]

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